The Falling Sky

2017, 9:30 min, color, sound, HD video

“Refashioning the intention of footage lifted from an online animated news outlet, The Falling Sky is a cautionary tale about human foibles increasingly out of alignment with the forces of nature. The bombardment
of fragmentary information, discoveries, crises, gossip and opinion on a daily basis, forces we who are doomed to be ‘connected’ through technology through a slow drain of our subjectivity. The simple, hypnotic animations of the news from a YouTube database presents our collective prurient interests, fears and obsessions.” – Peggy Ahwesh

Music: Passacaglia, for Organ and Strings, K. 11 by Ellis B. Kohs. Images: Taiwanese Animators, News Direct and Tomonews US.