inhabitants

An online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting


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inhabitants is an online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting. We produce and stream short-form videos intended for online distribution, with each episode focusing on a different topic. We have collaborated with institutions such as Haus der Kulturen Der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), the Berado Collection Museum (Lisbon) and is currently developing a video series for Contour8 biennale in Mechelen (Belgium).

Decades ago, different animals were spliced together to rehearse a filmic exodus, in which looped footage invoked symphonic pathos with the escape of elephants, flamingos, monkeys, and birds fleeing from the camera lens. Today, Artavazd Peleshian's nine-minute-long film, Inhabitants, abstracted in the low-res YouTube rip, can be read as a preamble to the mass extinctions that haunt contemporary regimes of visibility. 

Systemic imbalance in itself is hard to compute. But really there no longer is a single way to address the problem. Activist campaigning, academic and fiction-writing speculation, artistic expression and documentary reporting are all currencies within sharing platforms. All these modes of address, their concerns and desires, fuel this online channel for exploratory video reporting. Splicing and clicking away—here is inhabitants.