I am Anthus

Full HD Video – Color – Sound – 05’17” – 2023

In “I am Anthus,” a video work by Monica Papi and Özgür Demirci, the artists take images from Google Earth to turn public spaces that have been decimated to become inaccessible mines, dams, and nuclear facilities into a bird’s-eye view journey. The anthus makes the journey, pointing to the disappearance of its names as it goes up and down these soon-to-be-destroyed areas (the subspecies of the anthus bird are called by the words mountain, water, meadow, and tree in Turkish).

* This work was produced for World Weather Network with the invitation of m-est.org and the support of SAHA.