“We spend our lives hurrying away from the real, as though it were deadly to us. ‘It must be up there somewhere on the horizon,’ we think. And all the time it is in the soil, right beneath our feet.”
― William Bryant Logan, Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth
“If I could do it, I’d do no writing at all here. It would be photographs; the rest would be fragments of cloth, bits of cotton, lumps of earth, records of speech, pieces of wood and iron, phials of odors, plates of food and of excrement.A piece of the body torn out by the roots might be more to the point.”
James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
SOIL IS MADE OF LIFE AND SOIL MAKES LIFE.
A series of assemblages and (de)compositions regarding multiple meanings of American Soil:
Experimental 16mm film + animation