The Sky is Coming
Two-channel video installation & olfactory component
The Sky is Coming is a multisensory two-channel video installation that depicts an ecosexual encounter between a thunderstorm and its human lover. A spunky smelling perfume created from the blooming Bradford Pear Tree serves as an olfactory component. This work ponders the technological mediation of our natural surroundings and the erotic forces at play in the efforts to erode anthropocentricity.
The installation premiered in the group exhibition Home Bodies (April 13 - May 7, 2021) at the Center for Art Design and Visual Culture at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The film has since screened at Gardenship in Kearny, NJ and as part of MoCA L.I.ghts in Long Island, NY.
Written, Directed & Edited by Danielle Damico
Photographed by Amy Oden
Acted by Aidan Spann
Production Audio Engineer Safiyah Cheatam