This free screening is presented on loop at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater on August 9 from 2-6:30pm and August 10 and 11 from 12pm-9pm. No ticket is required.
“What do faults promise? What assurances do they give when they seek the line of least resistance?” The Otolith Group’s Medium Earth functions as a kind of notebook, a sketch for a future film in the model of Pasolini’s Notes for an African Orestes or Seeking Locations in Palestine. It takes the shape of an audiovisual essay on the anthropocene, specifically the parched terrain of California, the human interventions which engineer its environment, and the awesome forces at play beneath its surface. Tracing the sinuous cracks in rock formations and concrete parking garages—evidence of unseen activities—The Otolith Group examines the reverberations emanating from America’s seismic unconscious.