Katha Patel

Destroy & Disappear

Video, 2017

The issue reflected in the video is the overuse of the earth’s resources and destroying the environment. Humans continue to destroy the earth through the technologies that we develop, even though we are aware of the consequences. We put so much pressure and stress on the earth to extract its resources from the air, water and ground and in the end harming the earth with near irreversible consequences. It is important for us to be aware of this issue because we need to stop putting excess pressure on the earth or else we will be left with nothing in the end. The video uses a balloon to replicate the impact on earth by our actions. Pressure is being applied to the balloon, but in the end everything is destroyed and all the resources disappear leaving nothing behind.