French-American artist duo Nicolas Sassoon & Rick Silva collaborate for Sedition for the first time, creating a series of video works that revisit the broad and persistent theme in both Sassoon and Silva’s practices: the depiction and alternation of the natural though computer technology. Each video work presents a dynamic simulation of an ocean view infused with a seemingly oily substance, replicating the impending visions of an oil spill in open waters. Produced by pairing complementary fields of research from both artists in computer imaging, each video is associated to a humming soundtrack that suggests a technological presence within in the natural setting.

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Silva and Sassoon reflect upon their relationship to their natural surrounding by bringing to light a simulated ecological ruin as a gesture of contemplation towards an environment subject to perpetual human alteration.