My bacterial self helps me sleep

Digital video, 3D animation, 2020

collaboration with Mihaela Vasiliu
Commissioned in the frame of Quote—Unquote: Video Station

Voices: Patrick Braila, Cosima Opartan

Inspired by elusive (non)lifeforms and their abilities to shapeshift we composed our work around texts and ideas of Reza Negarestani, Clark Ashton Smith, Paul B. Preciado, Octavia E. Butler, Ben Woodard & Thomas Ligotti.

With a particular interest in the ecology of the nonhuman, we propose a work that explores and studies shapeless masses, slippery sludges and slime structures. As these are often associated with decomposition, mere traces of residues, trails of verminous lifeforms, they actually provided the template for all organic beings and all eventual thought on the Planet Earth. Also, humanity’s gradual ascent comes from clustered pools of ooze – globs of swarming proto-life.

video link
pass: qubacterial

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