Deplete Me


Video made with Amanda Almon

Deplete Me is a parodied music video, which focuses on the topic of petroleum production, consumption and future depletion.
The work incorporates music that is written, recorded, and performed by me as the “Petroleum Pop Princess Baroness Mistress.”

As the unknown “Pop Princess Baroness Mistress” icon, I parade and dance near oil wells, and hold kerosene lamps.
The song’s lyrics include phrases such as “The tank is full tonight, my tennis shoes untied, come on let’s dig the well – deplete me tonight.”

Moving images of actual gasoline, crude oil, and kerosene are incorporated into the work.
A portion of the video was filmed onsite at Drake’s Well, in Titusville, PA, in the United States; the site of the first commercial oil well in American history.