Water once ruled 6.14 minutes
(Single channel video on monitor with heat blankets)
Initially made for contact landing(s) an exhibition curated by Ellyn Walker – Thames Art Gallery 2018.
Collaging appropriated footage with original imagery, Water once ruled collapses the past, present and future into a single repeating loop. Linking the introduction of satellite imagery with the colonization of our own as well as other planets, the video considers water – and the lack there of – as the distressed resource connecting Mars’ history with Earth’s present and future.
There is nothing here to breathe.