Video created for 2018 Rage Against the Algorithm gallery show at Display in Prague, Czech Republic, curated by alt’ai.
Building off of the twin concepts of the ‘Global Mind Sewer’ as a model for thought and digital communication, and the utopian dreams offered by new cities such as Saudi Arabia’s NEOM, Katabasis Springs fuses the two into a bleak vision of the new city as ruthlessly efficient with both its data and biological inputs and outputs. Existing in a flat plane, in the middle of the ocean, Katabasis Springs is defended against attack, and militates against itself.