Rick Silva Western Fronts: Cascade Siskiyou, Gold Butte, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Bears Ears is an experimental video installation that reflects the political and ecological threats that face four U.S. National Monuments. Explore this exhibit at: At Liberty Arts Collaborative.
This 18-min video work combines aerial drone footage and photogrammetry with 3D animation to create a nature documentary that collapses into itself. The wilderness is scanned by large shapes that momentarily reduce the landscape into grayscale polygons —in these redactions we glimpse a near-future dystopia of computer-vision aided resource extraction.
January 11, 2020
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