Rachel Grimes – Bloodroot

This film was intended as a brief reflection upon the idea of anthropomorphism in modern times, and its role in helping to create and sustain the comfortable notion that the world we live in is far from the seemingly bleak and reductionist viewpoint afforded by science.

The wind represents the afterlife, a loving God, and other unseen forces created by the imagination and ignorance of man, both primitive and present-day. It’s within these moments that I would find myself reflecting on life, while simultaneously and unconsciously projecting my own human characteristics onto the landscape that lay before me. I saw an aliveness that was more than the sum of its parts – the plants and insects, the animals of the land and sky, and something omnipresent that connected everything through an invisible thread. But now, gone is the benevolence of nature, engineered to suit and support us.

We are faced with the persistent misconception that what is natural is good, or best for us, and conversely, that whatever man makes is necessarily evil.

People happily argue against modern medicine using computers that would not exist were it not for the same science that they ultimately oppose. Young earth creationists drive to church in their cars, burning fossil fuels that are millions of years old.


For more information read:

Faces In The Rocks

Mind Projection Fallacy

Map and Territory