MOJO DA FLOODS



Mojo: Da Floods is the first of a larger trilogy from the Mojo world set in a future where Black American values are the predominant forces behind ecological shifts and emergent landscapes.

In this world cultural values and ecological systems are entangled into vast "hyperobjects" embodied through a series of fictional landscapes. Rituals as unassuming as attending a cookout or producing music become drivers of ecological flux. Mojo is a fictionalized augmentation of the belief that culture is a geological phenomena.

At Da Floods, vast machines operated by music producers hover over a flood plain landscape, using bass notes from amplified music to vibrate bodies of water. These vibrations displace the water which irrigates surrounding soil and flora distributed by seed-dropping drones. The music film portrays a world in which automation has removed the need for manual labor and landscapes have become platforms of self-expression. Black Americans who were historically regarded as property, machinery, and technology now use technology in the service of leisure and expression. Hands which once shaped the land for labor now reshape the land for music.