Beneath the Surface II

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The Mongolian word Baigala “is best understood as a complex interactive field comprised of being (humans, animals), object (mountains, trees, rocks, grasses), and forces (weather) that are governed by beings akin to spirits (Humphrey and Sneath, 1999, 2) - by Lauren Bonilla

Beneath the Surface II is a work-in-progress piece which responds to writing and objects provided by UCL Anthropologist Lauren Bonilla. Lauren’s field research and work in Western Mongolia has a focus on extractive atmospheres. The piece seen here is an illustrative interpretation of experiential moments in my recent trip to western Mongolia, as well as concepts pulled from the research and discussion with Lauren.
The illustration responds to an AR interface to view secondary layers of information. The slow pan of the landscape is both the contemplation of beauty and how mining activity effect the environment. This is the second of its series exploring issues of an emerging economy that is Mongolia, with a previous work Beneath the Surface I also utilising the landscape/panoramic format.This piece was developed through London Space Studio’s LCN programme.



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