In 1994, a group of women undertakes the first cross USA journey on waste grease biodiesel, making as we go by getting the grease from the fast food eateries on the way. This is the story that brought bd to the diy masses. Watch the first 15 minutes of the 58 minute doc.
Morningstar Ranch was an open commune, a Diggers commune- during the late 60s, which meant the land was open to anyone who wanted to come. When the owner of the property decided to cede control of his land to produce absolutely open space, the law came down on him. Property ownership is a technology that controls the use of space for limited benefits. As a right for individuals, it has a totalizing impact on everyone elses’ relationship to space. It conditions behaviors within all space and with other humans and non-humans. While it is normal that a property owner might cede access over his land to a public to reach destinations like beaches, Gottlieb was denied the right to open his land to all, to take it forever off the market.
Some of this was filmed in March 2003 during the massive uprisings against the Iraq war(s)- a bunch of different "marches." The rest was filmed over many years from 1993-2003, composed somewhat musically from what amounts to a personal archive of footage. Also filmed through a microscope- addressing a politics of care across scales.
It is said the sea was folded into us when we first emerged from it. Like estuaries, we circulate minerals and mobilize fresh water. March uses footage from a personal archive of lo-fi video to map environmental relations through gestures of desire, movement and the hazards of contamination. As an aurally driven composition, this watery biopolitical opera connects seas of different scales. March cuts toward and away from roiling water, using liquidity and inspired movement to suggestively interconnect bodies.