Paul Manly

1999, 05:45 minutes, colour, English


When the destruction of a place of childhood solace echoes the hazards ravaged by the human print on Earth, how do we justify human progress?
This microcosm reflecting the greater destruction facing the planet, is the catalyst for a blast of urban angst. Using the manipulation of the video image as a metaphor, Manly transforms serene natural settings into urban chaos in this poignant meditation on our destruction of the environment and our feelings of powerlessness to stop it.

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