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All That is Solid

Louis Henderson

France, United Kingdom, 2014
15 minutes, 40 seconds, Colour/B&W, 5.1 Surround, 16:9
Original format: HD video
Available formats: SD Video / HD Video / DVD / BluRay / HD Digital file / DCP

“All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.”A technographic study of e-recycling and neo-colonial mining filmed in the Agbogbloshie electronic waste ground in Accra and illegal gold mines of Ghana. The video constructs a mise-en-abyme as critique in order to dispel the capitalist myth of the immateriality of new technology – thus revealing the mineral weight with which the Cloud is grounded to its earthly origins.