LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR & VÉRÉNA PARAVEL & ERNST KAREL |
USA & JAPAN 2015, 23m | 20-29 JULY
Ah humanity! reflects on the fragility and folly of humanity in the Anthropocene. Taking the 3/11/11 disaster of Fukushima as its point of departure, it evokes an apocalyptic vision of modernity, and our predilection for historical amnesia and futuristic flights of fancy. The images were shot on a telephone through a handheld telescope, at once close to and far from its subject, while the audio composition combines empty excerpts from Japanese genbaku and related film soundtracks, audio recordings from seismic laboratories, and location sound.
Courtesy of Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel & Ernst Karel
Co-Presented with the Australian Cinémathèque.
This is an ongoing installation at the Australian Cinémathèque, GoMA, as part of the retrospective Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel: Flesh of the World.