THE MARS TRILOGY is a videowork about questioning Mars in relation to planet Earth. In february 2021 the NASA's Perseverance Rover landed on Red Mars. The Rover is monitoring environmental conditions to understand better how to protect future human explorers. In the 10 month since, the car-size rover has driven 1.8 miles (2.9 km), taken more than 100.000 images, and collected six samples of Martian rock and atmosphere that could eventually be brought to Earth for further study. In Wageningen University, the Netherlands, researchers plants tomatoes on Mars-like soil. is it possible to survive on Mars in the future? Can we see with clearly eyes what nature we (still) have on Earth and how special nature is on Earth? Can we protect our forests? Or is Mars our escape? Or can we plugged back in on planet Earth? 


The Mars trilogy is also a series of science fiction novels by Kim Stanley Robinson that chronicles the settlement and terraforming of the planet Mars through the personal and detailed viewpoints of a wide variety of characters spanning almost two centuries. The triology follows the colonization of Mars and later The entiteit solar system, complete with the technological, moral, social and politica evolution that accompanies it, spanning 200 years of future history. Red Mars: For centuries, the barren, desolate landschap of the red planet had beckoned to humankind. The three novels are: Red Mars (1992), Green Mars (1993), and Blue Mars (1996). 
Annemarie Cilon March/December 2021

Sound used in The Mars Trilogy:

1. CNN female voice about Mars landing february 2021

2. CNN female voice about the hurricane in the Philippines february 2021

2. CNN man voice NASA february 2021

3. Song 'Plugged in' by Repeat Repeat,

4. Parts of Phanthom Pulse (album Secret Forest 2012) by Dai Fujikura.

5. Text Holzwege told by the Computer Voice of Google Translate in German & English.

6. Composition 'Numbers/Money' by Annemarie Cilon.


Images used in The Mars Trilogy:

1. Image made by Mars Perseverance Rover

2. Images of Mars (real and fake)

3. "Woodcutter in the Forest" Painting by Seker Ahmet Pasa (1841-1904)

4. Drawings by Annemarie Cilon (on IPAD)

5. Picture of the murdered indigenous Forestkeeper Paulo Paulino Guajajara by illegal loggers/ Araiboia Reserve/Elmundo.es

6. Picture of deforestation Brazil Sao Paulo/july 2020/France24.com

7. Picture of ilegal logging of a tree in the Brazilian Amazon /Elmundo.es 02/11/2019

8. Plants Research Lab University Wageningen The Netherlands

9. Forestkeepers in Vietnam for 20 years: Njuen Manh & Ro Mah Kem/ Photo: Tienphong 2017

10.The Jungle, Vaupes 2020. Luis Angel defender of the Colombian Amazon / Opendemocracy.net

11.Picture "Father of the forest" /Andrew P.Hill/ Giant Sequoia/ Big Basin State Park VS 1900-1922/Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

12.Picture "Uncut forest lands, Big Basin" VS /Andrew P.Hill / Giant Sequoia /1900-1922 /Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

13.Picture Jet Propulson laboratory/ NASA Mission Control VS /February 2021

Text 'Plugged In' by Repeat Repeat

I know too much yet I know noting at all.

We can stand on higher ground

Watching all them crawl

Lead me to the garden

I need a another sin

I know too much

Can I please be plugged back in?

Text Preface to Martin Heidegger's Holzwege


Wood is an old name for forest.

In the wood there are paths, mostly overgrown, that come to an abrupt stop where the wood is untrodden. 

They are called Holzwege.

Each goes its seperate way, though within the same forest.

It often appears as if one is identical to another. 

But it only appears so.

Woodcutters and forest keepers know these paths.

They know what it means to be on a Holzwege.