Neil Goldberg
One Version of Events No. 3
HD Video
2015
Algorithmically generated endless loop

This piece emerged from my thinking about the ubiquity and relentlessness of predator/prey encounters: how at any given moment countless organisms are killing and consuming each other. By framing these encounters within a digitally generated cosmological context that loops endlessly, this video tries to reconcile the individual horror of each predator/prey interaction with a broader view in which eating is understood as a "simple reconfiguration of atoms," in the words of NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller, who I interviewed in connection with this project.