Ironically, the title is an oxymoron, since geothermal sources in the earth can be accessed and then utilized as a 'clean' energy source (without combustion). I'm interested though in a post-late capitalist future-present. Technologies, rather than 'high', are 'low'-- involving fires in trash cans.

Special thanks to Ariane Leiter, ceramic artist, for the raku firing performance.
Other content filmed at Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. Thanks to Terry Hargrave for additional edits and critique.

This clip is part of the forthcoming "Carbon Song Cycle", a new work for voice, video, electronics and instrumental ensemble. My video work for this project is supported by the MAP Fund for Performance, 2012. Carbon Song Cycle is a collaboration, with visual content by Christina McPhee and music by Pamela Z. The premiere will be April 12, 2013 at Berkeley Art Museum, for the BAM L@te Series. Our fiscal sponsor is Circuit Network; our producer-programmer is Sarah Cahill.

All content is protected under the Creative Commons licensing-- non-commercial/no-derivatives.

Christina McPhee


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