The Deeper the Green
(2021 Amsterdam, NL)
Lithium is one of the most important natural elements for the digital world, and it is sold as the answer
to sustainability. It contains power, and it is a symbol of power in itself.
In a world that has become more and more digital, we forget about our landscapes and the natural world when in fact, they are deeply connected by invisible threads of science, commerce, politics and power.
The video searches to reconnect the physical landscapes of production that give birth to the digital ones. In the background, the offices of one of the largest Lithium producers in the world spins around, while in the front, we can observe a digital journey in search of the lithium mines, containers of the purest power, in a literal and symbolic way.
While the digital travel occurs, the artist engages in a quest to get a piece of lithium from the company, hoping to get a piece of this symbolic and literal power. With a question floating in the air; what do you do once you get power?