Dialogue Earth is a feature-length documentary, which offers us a moving portrait of the German artist Ulrike Arnold who paints with earth and meteorites from remote areas all around the world, and now travels through archaic, mystical landscapes in the the American Southwest, especially the wilderness of southern Utah. Her encounters with old friends and farewells to others who have passed away and the spirituality that Eli Secody of the Navajo Tribe finds in her paintings lead us to contemplate her legacy and why her upbringing has led her to undergo a lifelong journey of seeking. Exhibiting her work at White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness on the day Trump announces his executive order permitting the dismantlement of national monuments, she recognizes that this special landscape is in danger from mining and oil exploration. Visiting the US-Mexican border with artist friend Peter Young, she reveals her plans for her next work: To unite for the very first time in one ...
As President Trump announced his executive order permitting the dismantling of national monuments to open up more federal land for exploitation, earth painter Ulrike Arnold decides to create her symbolic One World Painting, bringing together all of the earth she has been collecting over the past four decades from all over the globe as a statement to preserve our unique planet. "It comes from within the Earth, spreads out to the Sun and continues on into space" in the words of Eli Secody of the Navajo Tribe.