Kent Tate: Sensors Preview - Single Channel movie. Moving Images & Music - Kent Tate 8:30

For three years I filmed in the interior of British Columbia, observing and recording the interactions of shadow and light that co-exist in its natural and manufactured worlds. In that time over 25000 square kilometres of land was destroyed during two record breaking wildfire seasons.

The first half of 2018 was mild and wet with light conditions that were often ideal for filming. As satisfying as that was I remained haunted by memories of the wildfires from the year before. I would wonder what the sentient beings I saw in each frame felt and if they too were weary of what might come next. 

One of the unintended consequences of global warming and wide spread air pollution is the increase of smoke and haze in the atmosphere. This creates what climate scientists refer to as “Global Dimming.” Colours and forms that were once so vivid have become increasingly muted as the intricate relationships of light and shadow recede under a grey metallic dome.

Filmed by Kent Tate on location in the interior of British Columbia, Canada

Scenic Views in Sensors: Herd of horses, Kamloops - Highway maintenance site, Yoho NP - Weather station, Blue River - Active Concrete Plant, Kamloops - Mountains with Pine Beetle infestation, Yoho NP - Deactivated wood chip Mill - Cache Creek - Same wood chip Mill still deactivated, Cache Creek

Official Selection, Festival ECRÃ! Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Official Selection, VASTLAB Experimental Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Sensors is distributed by: 
The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) - Toronto, Canada 
Satellite Video Exchange Society (VIVO Media Arts Centre) - Vancouver, Canada