Medium Earth

2013, 41 min, video, color

The Otolith Group
Editor, Co-Sound Designer: R Yun Keagy

REDCAT, Los Angeles CA
Interntional Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam Netherlands
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Germany
Lux, London UK

In their essay film Medium Earth (2013), The Otolith Group explores the earthquake endangered geology of California as well as the spatialized unconscious of capitalist modernism. Through pictures that appeal to the senses and the voice of a “medium” whose body is sensitive to seismic occurrences, the film listens to California’s deserts, translates what the stones write, and decodes the calligraphy of the earth’s crevices.