Terrestrial Tales: 100+ Takes on Earth

Multi-Channel Video Installation


A multi-channel video installation and exhibition for Marc Angélil, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich, Main Hall

Photography by: Ciro Miguel

A multi-channel video installation that utilizes the research archive of 100+ globes developed by Marc Angélil and Carey Siress with Marcin Ganczarski, Tobias Klauser, Ciro Miquel, Ellen Reinhard, David Roth, Julian Schubert, Elena Schutz, Leonard Streich. Terrestrial Tales serves to not only open up a discourse on how we see the world but also show how our world is constructed as a compendium of divergent or competing narratives that shape and confirm our view of it and with that, our own self-image.

Taking viewers through the history of the earth’s representation, the 19 synced videos are edited into 3 sections: default earth spins, 19 earth variants, and earth surfaces. The videos uses assemblages of historical and contemporary video, images, and audio, from Bruno Latour’s performance lecture to Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball music video.