vault

Domain: www.vault.land

Vault is a film reframing the Russian landscape as an enclosed volume and expanded economy of energy storage, harvesting and capture. Extending down from the subterranean realm to the surface of its borders, this territory now constitutes the biggest sovereign body on Earth.

While abundant natural resources and inherited ideologies of representations have historically favored the extraction of materials and energy from a landscape of outputs, Vault frames the landscape differently to propose an alternative Russian terraforming ambition.

As a string of inputs ranging from lidar to hyperspectral imagery to real-time air, soil and water monitoring reveal the Vault and render it operational, the project speculates on the composition of this new landscape and how to close its open loop of energy extraction and expenditure.