Julian Rosefeldt
In the Land of Drought / Julian Rosefeldt
Apr 19 – Sep 29, 2019
National Gallery Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

Confronting the relationship between humanity and its impact on the world, Julian Rosefeldt’s camera follows an army of scientists emerging to investigate the archaeological remains of civilization after extinction.

Shot entirely by drone in Morocco and Germany, In the Land of Drought 2015/2017 is set in an imaginary post-Anthropocene world and confronts the relationship between humanity and its impact on the world. The camera’s bird’s-eye view observes an army of ‘scientists’ emerging to investigate the archaeological remnants of civilization after humanity has made itself extinct. Composed of meditative images and atmospheric sounds, the immersive 43-minute film resonates with current concerns about environmental damage and climate change.

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