Solastalgia: Permanent Landscape, 2014
A single channel video

Solastalgia: Permanent Landscape Permanent Landscape is an experimental, fragmented nature film, motivated by a desire to compose an alternative to popular narratives around the specter of climate change. Deferring a singular narrative, a collaged voice-over navigates desire, anxiety, concepts of nature, and attempts to imagine a future society over a montage of insects, bodies, real and simulated landscapes.

This film is composed from footage that I shot in the mid-west; found footage sourced from nature simulation videos, and a closely shot observation of pesticide bee colony disruption.

This video is the first in a five-part cycle based on the five stages of grief observed by Psychiatrist Elizabeth K├╝bler-Ross in her work with terminally ill patients. Solastalgia: Permanent Landscape is composed from footage that I shot in the mid-west; found footage sourced from nature simulation videos, and a closely shot observation of pesticide bee colony disruption.