Saltworks
2016 | 2 min | 16mm to HD video | b&w | sound

A reflection on the politics of minerals and the idea of "modernism" as a hyper-industrialized culture where machines are in ruins; requiring man to develop new solutions to continue the extraction process.
“The morning fog slowly burns away to reveal a dirt road leading up to the salt mine. The ground is covered in minerals resembling a slushy layer of snow that is ground back into the earth by the weight of one’s own feet. I walk and observe the industrialized machines as they extract the earth’s long decayed matter; ungrounding the unmeasurable cosmic dust and releasing it into the atmosphere, forcing us to breathe in the other worldly, the other planetary.” [excerpt from Beyond the Salt by Paolo Zuñiga]


screenings2017 | 5 Minute Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA

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