The first version of this film was made for our group lecture-performance at Transmediale
in Berlin (Feb 2023).
It is slow work reflecting on time and labour in the before and after lives of colonialism. It speaks to multi-generational psychological and material decimation of extraction, and an attempt at allegorically visualising the isolation and desolation wreaked by racism, as well as climate decimation. This work of awkward spectres aims to peek at the haunted underside of those walled utopian gardens of perfect digital renders and GPUs reliant on rare metals. Written, directed, designed
and animated by Michael Salu