- Year: 2013
- Place: Bangladesh
- Land: Bangladesh (24.4768783,90.2932426) exempl.
- Category: Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins, Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil, Water/ Body of water, and Weather
- Artist: Biemann, Ursula
Land of Birth: Switzerland
The video essay DEEP WEATHER follows the currents of oil and water. Biemann records the surfaces of Canadian tar sands and Bangladeshi flood embankments with the help of aerial images. In doing so, she brings together two aspects of climate change: fossil fuel extraction and flooding. >>
“What it’s saying is that Earth is a closed, responsive system. There is the fluid circulation between what humans do and how nature responds. But the response is not always local. Through the massive intervention in a local ecosystem an unbalance may be happening way over there, at the other side of the world. The title refers to deep time – geological time. To bring fossil deposits to light forces us to think in deep time.“ (Ursula Biemann) >>