Apocalypticism, 2020, 05:38, 1 channel audio, 1 channel HD video, variable dimensions

Apocalypticism is a bombastic and bloody presentation of the four horsemen of the apocalypse in response to our ongoing crisis-fuelled days. Frantically collaging together found and newly-shot footage, Apocalypticism utilizes cinematic tropes, queer expression, and campy special fx makeup to attempt to make sense of dire global atrocities. Originally conceived in response to horrors panning out in January 2020 like the Australian wildfires, the slaying of the Iranian general Soleimani, the forced implementation of an oil pipeline through Wet'suwet'en land, and even the beginning whisperings of a strange new virus, Apocalypticism has endured with the continued advents of war, the climate catastrophe, and more. While in response to very real events, Apocalypticism tries to make sense of such overwhelming happenings through anthropomorphized embodiments of these broad categories, like war or pestilence, found in the end-of-days tale of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Answers may not be found to these issues within Apocalypticism, but rather, the video provides viewers space to scream and respond to the looming terrors we are all faced with.