Black Sea Files

Black Sea Files is a territorial research on the Caspian oil geography: the world's oldest oil extraction zone. A giant new subterranean pipeline traversing the Caucasus will soon pump Caspian crude to the West. The line connecting the resource fringe with the terminal of the global high-tech oil circulation system, runs through the video like a central thread. However, the trajectory followed by the narrative is by no means a linear one. Circumventing the main players in the region, the video sheds light on a multitude of secondary sceneries. Oil workers, farmers, refugees and prostitutes who live along the pipeline come into profile and contribute to a wider human geography that displaces the singular and powerful signifying practices of oil corporations and oil politicians.

Drawing on investigatory fieldwork as practiced by anthropologists, journalists and secret intelligence agents, the Black Sea Files comment on artistic methods in the field and the ways in which information and visual intelligence is detected, circulated or withheld.

Sort Title
Black Sea Files
Location Number
BIEM-002
Total Artist Royalty Percent
0.50
Closed Captioning Available
Yes
Digital Master
Yes
Dub Approved
Yes
Date Acquired
Transcript on File
Yes
In Distribution
Yes
org_artist


Ursula Biemann

country(ies)
Switzerland
Lanquage(s)
English
Location Body



Image holder
BLACKSEAFI.jpg
Video Clip holder
sites/default/files/clips/blackseafi.mp4
video background holder
sites/default/files/clip_images/BLACKSEAFI.jpg
Artist Royalty Payment Holder
Ursula Biemann
Location Name
staff
org_nid
4080
org_path
/titles/black-sea-files
org_running_time
43:51
org_production_year
2005
cost
$0.00
Height
2in.
Length
9in.
SKU
BLACKSEAFI
Sell Price
$0.00
Weight
0 lb.
Width
7in.
Aspect
Collection:
Catalog
Tags: video product
Tags
Environment, European Film/Video, Landscape
Sound Type
Stereo
Collection
Single Titles
Color
Color