Animals on the Verge
2024 • 33:48 minutes

Animals on the Verge juxtaposes Google’s ready-made 3D animals, considered a “perfect quarantine activity,” with drawings of holes on paper, via Augmented Reality. Animals stand tentatively at the edge of giant holes in the earth, sometimes treading water in or stuck in the holes. Some of these holes are moulins - tunnels in glaciers created by meltwater; gas emission craters, where melting permafrost releases enormous volumes of trapped gas in an explosive crater-forming event; or the infamous Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan — a fiery crater left burning since a 1971 Soviet drilling accident. The animals appear curious, distressed, or oblivious, waiting in limbo but unharmed.

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