Video _ Achive_Text:
Veda Thozhur Kolleri
San Francisco- Cole Valley - No. 1143
2020, Single channel HD video, 00:05:30, Sound design: Donna Haringwey
SOUR DIRT attempts to render the poisonous, weedy and weird reality of digital world making by navigating the liminal spaces between unruly wilds, non-living growth and toxic clouds. Developed within a time of multivalent crises - the most imminent of which catalysing a full-blown surrender to digital infrastructures.
This works attempts to map an experiential unconscious of our relationship to Land/Life/Nature and how we interact, manipulate and journey through it within physical and digital spaces. Interrogating the ways in which we consume, image, capture and experience ecologies and landscapes in the physical and virtual realm, using this as an analogy for complex stories of our mutating climate and our ceaseless extraction, manipulation, production and consumption.