London, UK


Editor - POST Design Festival 
Lecturer in Design - Goldsmiths University

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Bethany Rigby

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A new work accompanied ‘mining the skies’ exhibited at ‘Surface’ @indexmediaarts: A diptych film cycles through layered images of resource extraction on the surface of Earth, the Moon, and Mars.

Moving from micro to macro and back again, landscapes of extraction were explored through sensing machines in orbit or perched on the surface of other planets, and through instances of human hands holding rocks (both lunar and terrestrial).

The images were gathered through a process of mining NASA photographic archives and satellite imagery, and are combined together to obscure scale and location. 

Photo credit: Adriano Ferreira Borges

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