Animation / Video / Sound by Colleen Keough
“Creation Myth” is a moving image work that explores a futuristic world born from the impacts of climate change and destructive technologies. The work depicts a Creation Myth of how its world came to be, exploring evolution, and how the age of the Anthropocene altered life’s delicate balance. The recurring image of a mushroom cloud recalls an event form the deep past that set earth changes in motion. In this world, natural selection determined what life would be supported. The biological, technological, and spiritual merge. Life forms take on robotic qualities and landscapes are haunting and unforgiving. The death of the body suggests a time when transcending the human species became necessary for life to re-emerge.