Artifact Title: Magma to Mankind

Medium: Video

Creator: Egill Sæbjörnsson

Video Length: 19:06

Video Title: From Magma to Mankind

Upload Year: 2020

Platform: YouTube

Screenshot in Image: 15:29

Uploader: Egill Saebjörnsson

Image Credit: Daphne Moss

TERA Curator: Alejandro Escalante

Magma to Mankind

Who are our kin? Our siblings? Our parents? What about our ancestors? Or our pets? Could the earth, too, be kin? Sæbjörnsson considers our terrestrial evolutionary ancestors by breaking down the perennial, arboreal image of evolution, offering instead a complicated web of mutual reciprocity that reconsiders our intimate relationship with volcanoes, rocks, and lightning—and even the conditions that make these substances and events possible, like humor and love.