Notes on the Desert, 2015, 20 min. (Trailer)

A meditation on gridded space and bodily efficiency, on the domination of nature and the domination of human beings by means of technical mimicry


Notes on the Desert is structured around three appropriated videos: a Digital Light Processing logo sequence shown in movie theaters using their proprietary technology (the sequence shows a computer-generated waterfall boring a hole in a desert); a 1970s pantyhose advertisement (of women dancing in loose coordination against a yellowish backdrop); and a promotional video for Project BigDog, DARPA funded research into the locomotion of four-legged animals for expanded robotic warfare.