“Slow Violence”


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    Slow Violence

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    Human-induced environmental conditions that actively cause harm to people are forms of Slow Violence. But this evil is slow, indefinite, and often perceptible only in retrospect. Not all violence is fast: hidden from the eyes of the whole society, there is a kind of evil that develops too slowly. This piece proposes a space to rethink some of the long-lasting effects and formulates a visual exercise on the geological transformation and destruction of living ecosystems, by flooding a living ecosystem with a sort of radioactive eruptions. We wanted to create a visual that reflects on the great acceleration of these changes (Anthropocene) and the repercussions they have on climate and biodiversity based on observing, in a very sensory and tactile way, the effects and changes produced on the earth’s surface as a result of erosion, thawing, volcanism, and human-induced environmental catastrophes. The concept of Slow Violence is a term that Rob Nixon defines as a type of “violence that occurs gradually, invisibly, slowly and persistently destroying and expanding through time and space.”
    [Source: https://hamillindustries.com/slow-violence-at-cosmocaixa]


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    Directed by Hamill Industries
    Music: Holograms Nil Ciuró
    Hamill Team: Francesc Sòria, Sidney Latil, Carles Clemente
    Tech Support: SMODE @josevaliña


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