Collaging appropriated footage with original imagery, Water once ruled collapses the past, present and future into a single repeating loop. Linking the introduction of satellite imagery with the colonization of our own as well as other planets, the video considers water – and the lack there of – as the distressed resource connecting Mars’ history with Earth’s present and future.
There is nothing here to breathe.
(Single channel video on monitor with heat blankets)
Initially made for contact landing(s) an exhibition curated by Ellyn Walker – Thames Art Gallery 2018.