A satellite view of a geometrical landscape on earth

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“The massive contrast between gridded architectural systems and the natural environment is something that when seen from above is very apparent and nearly intrusive looking.”

In his interview with the Directors Notes, Páraic shares his thoughts on what inspired him to create this entrancing piece.

I’ve seen some videos made using similar techniques with Google Earth images over past years that I really enjoyed and I had it my mind to make a project out of similar imagery for a while. It’s very interesting to me, how we impact the planet leaving structural forms as we go. The massive contrast between gridded architectural systems and the natural environment is something that when seen from above is very apparent and nearly intrusive looking. Cityscapes are at the same time becoming the norm and are in themselves some kind of natural evolution of the planet’s environment. This was a point of interest for me which I thought might be worth spending some time on.

Páraic McGloughlin