Polina Teif, Eulogy for a Dying Sea

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September 13 – October 24, 2017

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“Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.” -Franz Kafka

Eulogy for a Dying Sea seeks to examine the intersection of ecology, commerce and culture around the Dead Sea. The video poses metaphors from ancient mythology against the current and ever-shifting ecology to speak of the changes in the region to include shutting down of infrastructure due to widespread sinkhole formations.