Earth Mother, Sky Father is a live
action music film that takes place in the year 2030, when the Congo is no
longer shipping unrefined rare earth minerals out to sea, but is keeping its
wealth onshore and in the ground. The processes and infrastructure of mining
have been revalued and ritualized as an important aspect of local culture. This is Afrika’s future through dance - a ceremony for the God of Rare Earth.
The ‘music film’ features a performance from acclaimed street dancer Storyboard
P playing the part of Woot, an (Excavation Programmer) and supported by the
sonic sounds and dissonant electro haze of the infamous duo Shabazz Palaces
from Sub Pop Records.