‘‘The Increase’ is a 13minute single channel video that explores anxieties and apathies toward current environmental concerns through an abstract fantasy narrative that borrows language from advertising, propaganda, documentary and educational video styles, reordering them with a new logic. The work places an original narrated story over reedited found VHS footage, with added text and original soundtrack. These multiple layers float the work between epochs into a fictional space where the past is used to reflect upon the present and speculate about the future. The narration drifts between clear cut information and absurd segues, painting a scattered puzzle of an impending doomsday scenario caused by the hypothetical event ‘the increase’. The work wades through a mire of pie charts, forecasts and media hype in search of explanation.