The signs have begun. Silence, the first horsemen, prevents us from communicating with each other. If we do not communicate, we cannot remember our past and learn from our mistakes. Our silence brings the second sign: Decay. The decay of our social order and the material things that represent it. By ignoring the decay of our world, we are ignoring time‚ Nature’s singular tool to warn us of our impending turning point. The next sign will be our voracious Consumption of natural resources as we build around the ruins of our past. As we continue to consume and multiply, we are literally eating and destroying the earth from under our feet. It is impossible to forecast what mutations this will spawn; however, it is my belief that Mother Nature will defend herself, which will ultimately lead to our Death.
This film was a part of my Masters thesis from NC State's College of Design. The project was originally a video installation on four screens. This is a linear cut of the animations used in the installation.
To see the installation version:
CAM Raleigh - vimeo.com/38045146
Allred Gallery - vimeo.com/20469075