The Gleaners & I

September 2019

This essay is about Agnes Varda's transcendant and playful 2000 film. I argue that it “incorporates an empathic and unrestrained old media practice into a distinctly new media technology and mode of production to interrogate the prescient ideas of waste and reappropriation and engage with a rooted network sensibility." I talk about potatoes, hands, rhizomes, and the privatized landscape of the present.

Written for Johanna Gosse's New Media.

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