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Vapor Equilibrium is a video essay drawing parallel relationship of the desire of our everyday image production, the faith in cloud computation, and the air pollution. The image excerpt from activities have been constantly shared, surveiled, uploaded, and the production of the digital requests massive energy and mineral mining. We place our faith in the cloud with both kind of extraction; the extraction out of earth and the extraction out of everyday scenes into images.
This video tackles on these desire and extraction, and looks into the vertical movements; the uploading of the digital and the sublimation of the physical. They both are very material.
“All a sudden, the cloud is everywhere”. In the video, the cloud’s sudden descent is due to the overloaded data. The pursuing of total visibility came to a realization; an ubiquitous opaque, immersive perceivability.