Project Description

GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS / JENN TRAN

GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS is a video work that explores the lithium-ion battery supply chain and the stark contradictory realities it holds with us as consumers. Inspired by journalist Todd C. Frankel’s lithium-ion investigation for ‘The Washington Post’, Google Earth images and 3D animation chronicle battery minerals and the developing countries that mine them. Using written statements in parallel, lithium power plays as a concept of contradiction. While lithium-ion batteries can power ‘greenfutures’ in developed countries, mineral extraction leaves landowners and miners—namely Indigenous peoples—powerless. Inspired by animators such as Pia Borg and Claudia Larcher, GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS touches on topics about consumer and corporate honesty, wealth and health equality, territory, technology, mining, environment, and the question of for whom do we really manufacture power? Quote attributions here.

Screen x Sound Artworks: God is in The Mountains

GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS / JENN TRAN

GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS is a video work that explores the lithium-ion battery supply chain and the stark contradictory realities it holds with us as consumers. Inspired by journalist Todd C. Frankel’s lithium-ion investigation for ‘The Washington Post’, Google Earth images and 3D animation chronicle battery minerals and the developing countries that mine them. Using written statements in parallel, lithium power plays as a concept of contradiction. While lithium-ion batteries can power ‘greenfutures’ in developed countries, mineral extraction leaves landowners and miners—namely Indigenous peoples—powerless. Inspired by animators such as Pia Borg and Claudia Larcher, GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS touches on topics about consumer and corporate honesty, wealth and health equality, territory, technology, mining, environment, and the question of for whom do we really manufacture power? Quote attributions here.

Screen x Sound Artworks: God is in The Mountains

GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS

JENN TRAN

GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS is a video work that explores the lithium-ion battery supply chain and the stark contradictory realities it holds with us as consumers. Inspired by journalist Todd C. Frankel’s lithium-ion investigation for ‘The Washington Post’, Google Earth images and 3D animation chronicle battery minerals and the developing countries that mine them. Using written statements in parallel, lithium power plays as a concept of contradiction. While lithium-ion batteries can power ‘greenfutures’ in developed countries, mineral extraction leaves landowners and miners—namely Indigenous peoples—powerless. Inspired by animators such as Pia Borg and Claudia Larcher, GOD IS IN THE MOUNTAINS touches on topics about consumer and corporate honesty, wealth and health equality, territory, technology, mining, environment, and the question of for whom do we really manufacture power? Quote attributions here.

Screen x Sound Artworks: God is in The Mountains