Topophilia. 2015. USA. Directed by Peter Bo Rappmund. 63 min.
In this exquisite study of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline—one of the world’s longest conduits for crude oil—Rappmund continues his experimentation with landscape and time-lapse photography. As the film follows the 800-mile pipeline from end to end, astonishing images and rhythms arise, capturing the complex intersections at which industrial and natural sublimes meet, and suggesting a new politics of the petro-image.