Deep Weather

Ursula Biemann

In many of my video essays, the movements of people and resources in a rapidly globalizing world converge into complex human geographies; my focus has been on the social reorganization of these geopolitical spaces. More recently, I have turned to transformations that have been playing out in the background of these scenarios all along but which I hadn’t paid much attention to, that is the changes occurring in the physical and chemical composition of the Earth due to the massive geo-engineering that has been going on in the last decades. Deep Weather (2013) is among my recent video essays exploring the ecologies of forest, oil, ice and water, which in many ways form the undercurrent narrations to current environmental dynamics. The attempt is to connect on the same visual plane minutely observed local ecologies with larger planetary dimensions.

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