“Rastros Minerales”

“Rastros Minerales”

Sergio Mora Diaz (Chile)

Rastros Minerales is a series of generative video pieces that visualize data on the extraction, movement and export of the main raw materials in Chile, which are used industrially for energy transmission and the development of electronic devices. 

The work proposes to dimension and reflect on the productive and technological processes and their impact on the territory on a local and global scale, transcribing through a sensitive operation that which, due to its magnitude, we cannot perceive directly.

Each of the pieces is created from the following data, respectively: Main mineral deposits and their topography / Annual production of Copper and Lithium during one year / Transportation of minerals in truckloads to production centers / Main mineral exports during one year.