Plague (excerpt from Human Savagery)
Plague (excerpt from Human Savagery)Creator: Jeremy Bible Category: Communities, Environmental Issues, Visualscapes Publisher: Jeremy Bible Published: 04 Jun, 2019 Language: Tags:activism | Beaver River | environment | pollution | Shenango River | water pollution | Listen/Watch
Most of the footage in this segment was shot of the EPA Superfund Site, Sharon Steel Corp (Farrel Works Disposal Area) in Hermitage, Pa. This site is located near the Shenango River, which joins the Mahoning River South of New Castle to form the Beaver River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
“Plague” is an excerpt from Jeremy Bible’s new 55 minute unspoken narrative audio/visual film “Human Savagery” which premiered at The Moscow Museum of Modern Art on March 9th 2019. “Human Savagery” pairs Bible’s powerful & moving, symphonic ambient compositions with his vivid ultra-HD aerial cinematography – which contrast the alien beauty of untouched mountains and desert landscapes with the chemical violence of EPA Superfund sites ravaged by industry. Bible has visited sites across the United States to create this footage, capturing a gripping snapshot of humanity’s often unseen footprint on this planet.
“Human Savagery” is intended specifically for immersive big screen & sound experiences. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss screening, installation and live performance opportunities.
Most of the footage in this segment from shoot 170218: EPA Superfund Site SHARON STEEL CORP (FARRELL WORKS DISPOSAL AREA), HERMITAGE, PA “The Sharon Steel Corporation (Farrell Works Disposal Area) site is located in Farrell, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Located within a few hundred feet of the Ohio border and bordered on the east by the Shenango River, the site covers about 325 acres, including 100 acres of wetlands. Waste disposed at the site included byproducts from steel manufacturing including contaminated sludge, slag, and pickle liquor. Disposal activities resulted in contamination of soil, sediment and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (Superfund list) in 1998. The site is being cleaned up through federal, state and potentially responsible party (PRP) actions.”
More info at jeremybible.com & excerpts at jeremybible.com/humansavagery