Great Pla(i)ns: Industrial farming in layers.
Drone Documentary, 2019
Following the north-south US highways of the Great Plains during harvest season. A 1,000-mile (1,600km) journey—from the Canadian border at Bottineau County, North Dakota, down to Howard County, Texas—across one of the world’s most productive agricultural landscapes: predominantly flat by default, further flattened through intensive cultivation, in some areas enhanced by technology and protected by cover crops; in others exhausted, made blatantly clear when viewed from above. This film was made late in the harvest season: wheat fields have already been emptied; corn, sorghum, and cotton were being harvested; sunflowers, soy-beans, and other beans were still maturing.
Ximena de Villafranca
Included in the Countryside, The Future exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York