Patterns we can see from such a distance as that of orbiting satellites and gazing at our planet promote a sense of possession over these territories. The images in this video work were captured via Google Earth in the outback of Australia and the text comes from various sources about the history of photography and flight, self-help/motivational books and finally a fictional element written by myself. The drawings capture various ways of seeing surfaces at both micro and macroscopic distances. The images refer to places on Earth's surface that can be viewed via satellite or high altitude flight photography as well as microscopic imagery based on forms created by nano technology. Each image is a mixture of human intervention in the landscape and human intervention in artificial production of microscopic surfaces. Field recordings of the 'booming desert' phenomenon compose the soundtrack. See stills below.
Link to the video: https://vimeo.com/103737449
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