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Total Field (2 min Preview)

HD video, 2 min preview of 10 min video
Videographer and Special Effects Ramin Eshraghi Yazdi
Sound Composition and Design in collaboration with Carbolizer
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Total Field is one in a series of works that asks how dowsing might shift our relationships to natural resources, technology, and place, while examining remediation, care, and the reliability of information.

An Orphan Well Adoption Agency (OWAA) field worker (dowser) visits oil well sites in rural Alberta. The dowsing rod takes flight, demonstrating its powers of divination, warding off dark forces and dangerous creatures (in the form of neckties), that inhabit these desolate spaces.