Galaxy View

Galaxy View

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My video ‘Galaxy View’ was shot in Mumbai, India from 2012-2015. These 4 years that I lived in Mumbai, I would watch the sunset at Bandra West. This ritual was very contemplative to take in the nature of the Arabian Sea and everything that was taking place around me. I started to record this experience by using a camera mounted on a rover to record the 15 minutes prior to sunset. This recording captures the animals, humans and all the interactions between them and the space. In the footage, animals roam mounds of garbage on a beach with the background of skyscrapers and palm trees. It pays homage to the lush but fragile, threatened natural resources of this region. I am constantly re-visiting the footage for edits for site-specific installations.

Galaxy View

Juan Ernesto Requena
by Juan Ernesto Requena
media: video and film making
year: 2021
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tags: natural resources in general , oceans & seas , plastic , waste , water

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