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The Stability of the System

17 min / 2016 / in collaboration with Isabel Mallet

The Stability of the System is an exploration into the material agency of images and of forms and their ability to call each other into being. The film begins with a mathematical point willing itself into dimensional existence, inventing/discovering space, then time. Shot on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, the film’s images are eruptions willed into existence by the creative act of the molten rock. The landscape absorbs all subjectivity, hallucinating itself in the monochrome of endless black lava fields and scorching white of a cloudless sky. In the end the filmmaker dissolves into the landscape, no longer able to see - the landscape sees for her.

As installed at a solo exhibition at Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Germany, 2019