By Blood and Water, By Blood and Sand

“By Blood and Water, By Blood and Sand” is a video montage of two contrasting landscapes - the lush coastal hill country of the South West North Island of New Zealand and the contemporary American South West (with a brief interlude over Siberia). This video includes references of environmental degradation and post-nuclear Armageddon, as suggested by the tropes of dripping blood and large Kafkaesque insects (such as those that populate many post nuclear war horror films). Wildfire had touched all areas in the clips of the American South West. Climate change has significantly extended the wildfire season. Meanwhile deep sea drilling and fracking are proceeding unabated in New Zealand. (Soundtrack: "Little Rose" by The Black Twig Pickers, courtesy of Thrill Jockey)