SIFT 

SIFT,  is a slow motion video filmed in the fall of 2016 in the Pamir region of Tajikistan. The activity shows Pamiri people processing wheat with a wooden sifter used to separate wheat berries from other materials. The work is collaborative, rhythmic and has a meditative quality. Sifting is a visual metaphor for the collaboration between people’s need to create food, and share a balance with their environment. Sift also shows the equilibrium between the people themselves as they combine efforts to harvest food. The Pamiri people are a guide in how to live in today’s world. Sift shows the opposite of a globalized society, where the world seem a bigger place instead of a smaller one. The accompanying soundtrack includes layered sounds that resonate with the imagery.

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