Earthseed, commissioned by NOWNESS, was distributed to 4.5 million subscribers.
Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s written philosophy, Earthseed , the video poem situates life on Earth as a collective. Imperialism, prejudice and perseverance, ecological degradation, water as life and weapon, data as reality, Earthseed poses questions left unanswered around the Connected Era. Seeking to relate the Overview effect to Butler’s philosophy, Earthseed situates life on Earth as a collective - challenging the anthropocentric views of human priority and retorting with “God is Change.”
Director, Justice Nnanna. Full credits below. Q&A on NOWNESS here.
August 2021, 2nd annual Cinema Gallaggiente (Floating Cinema). Venice, Italy.
May - June 2022, Onassis Stegi’s public art program: Plásmata: Bodies, Dreams, and Data. Athena, Greece.
DURATION: 14 MINUTES 34 SECONDS
DIRECTOR & EDITOR: JUSTICE NNANNA
PRODUCERS: BAR HARIELY, JUSTICE NNANNA
COMMISSION: NOWNESS, KATIE METCALFE
PRODUCTION COMPANY: STUDIO ISA
PRINCIPAL CINEMATOGRAPHY: JUSTICE NNANNA, DOMINIC MILLER
DRONE: JUSTICE NNANNA
COLORIST: SAMANTHA DAY
SOUND DESIGN: JUSTICE NNANNA
SOUND MIX: BEN HARDIE
RESEARCH: DESIREE KONG
ONLINE EDITOR: NICK POMEROY
COLLABORATORS: SHEILA CHUKWULOZIE (POET AND MOVEMENT ARTIST, LAGOS, NIGERIA), DAFE OBORO (PRODUCER, LAGOS,NIGERIA), FRANKIE GRINNER (VOCALIST, USA), SHAUN WOLFE (UNDERWATER CINEMATOGRAPHER,USA), JEREMY GRIER (TALENT, USA), MARTINICA.SPACE (TITLE DESIGNER, BRAZIL)
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