Circular Landscapes

Crops (Gerco de Ruijter)

CROPS is a stopmotion film on centre pivot irrigation in the USA.
Long water-sprinkler arms rotate around a central pivot, irrigating circular fields of verdant crops in desert or semiarid environments. Often a well, located at the centre of the circle, pumps water up from vast aquifers in the rock formations below, or Rio Grande water is canalized and redirected into the deserts feeding the well. Once the Rio Grande reaches Mexico, it’s riverbed has dried.

This trailer was made using 1000 circles cropped in Google Earth.
It is the starting point for a larger project to be released this year.

Score by Michel Banabila.

2012 © Gerco de Ruijter.
Courtesy: Zic Zerp Galerie Rotterdam

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