* DEBRISPHERE. LANDSCAPE AS AN EXTENSION OF THE MILITARY IMAGINATION
This artistic research investigates how the military imagination shapes landscapes, climates, and communities and how it intersects, or rather interacts, with economies of earthly extraction. What results from this collision is a world of debris. I call it Debrisphere. The resulting debris turns into waves and particles that materialize into written and spoken ekphrastic poems, “mind travels”, and intuitive maps.
The absurdity of war and the geographies of militarization shape the Debrisphere, an as-yet-unnamed stratum of the Lithosphere that overlaps and permeates the spaces and places we live in. This thesis tries to map and analyze how this stratum has formed over time through the lens of environmental history.
From climate and weather engineering to the future of extractive economies that the military relies on, prediction is key. My methodology relies on prediction as both an analytical lens and a technology of future-making and world-crafting. I engage in conversation with a bunch of uranium rocks sitting on a museum shelf, staring at me through the glass. We investigate, speculate, and predict the future of nuclear power, plutonium hearts, and “atoms for peace”. This is mediated by radiation and light, traversing geographies, industries, and ideological narratives.