This is a silent video clip that I made in modul8 for use in my live VJing performances.
While traveling through the B.C. Rockies on my way to a festival, I began to think about the stories that the mountains could tell us if they could speak. The intensely rugged cliffs struck me with awe as I thought about how they came to be through shifting tectonic plates rubbing up against one another and shifting earth from one site to another over eons. I thought of the Indigenous people who traveled through these rock formations and the hardships they would have had in their explorations as they searched for resources along their journeys through these vast chains of blue tinged rocks and freezing temperatures. A sense of wonder enveloped me as I considered how little time people have been alive on earth, compared to the time of the lives of mountains. I decided to make "Mountain Glitchery" to portray a sense of tectonic time that was related more to the speed at which humans tell our stories of life, wishing that I could hear the stories of the mountains themselves.
- Carrie Gates
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