Ecological Gyre Theory (Chantelle Mitchell and Jaxon Waterhouse), retroactivating the database (2021), stills from video.
As Above, So Below: mirrored earthly movements between surface and depth
Retroactivating the database is a video work emerging from ongoing engagements with differing scales of the geologic, looking in turn at landslides, landslips, citizen science and Fleetwood Mac. Attuning to our cosmic origins, we see this original movement of matter reverberate through time and through us, affecting and becoming affective, shaping our present and future engagements with the lithic. This work draws from our interventions into NASA’s Landslide Viewer and Database, seeking to expand its limited historical scope, and find footing amidst destabilisation.
Chantelle Mitchell is a writer, researcher and arts worker living in Naarm. She wants to learn how to move with the Earth. Jaxon Waterhouse reads and writes on Ngarluma Country. He wants to know why the Earth keeps moving out from under him.