DemocraCity Single Channel Animation 7.35mins 2011. Dimensions Variable.

DemocraCity is an animation produced using the 3D modeling program Google Sketchup and takes the contradictory ideologies of B.F. Skinner and Theodore John Kaczynski as its starting point and an edited version of Arvo Part's Fratres for violin and piano as its soundtrack. It is a combination of Architectural models, some appropriated from 3D Warehouse and original models created specifically for the animation. In the animation we travel through a timeline of iconic Modernist buildings, symbolic of a utopian dream and on through a cityscape and the industrial structures necessary to deliver the fuel that power our cities. Finally we move into a landscape based on artist renditions for the Onkalo waste depository site being developed at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Finland. This facility will extend five kilometers down in to the bedrock and hold a number of chambers large enough to store large quantities of spent Nuclear fuel. Onkalo is being developed to last for up to 100,000 years. While many scientists estimate that we will have an ice age within the next 60000 years there is some speculation that those who survive this ice age will not speak or read any of today's modern languages and therefore there is a special emphasis on the semantic importance of marking the depository as dangerous for future generations.