Mineral Intelligence

Min­er­al Intel­li­gence
video, 9’50”

The rela­tion­ship between the imagery of this three-part video work, and the detached descrip­tions of mate­r­i­al life, human endeav­ours, and the life of Saint Denis, is not entire­ly obvi­ous. Mol­e­c­u­lar becom­ing and the con­tin­gen­cies of human his­to­ry become linked. Saint Denis’ sto­ry relates to our fas­ci­na­tion with rebel­lion against sov­er­eign author­i­ty, but also in how the bio­log­i­cal­ly impos­si­ble relates to dreams of immor­tal­i­ty and sal­va­tion (liv­ing on despite the frag­men­ta­tion of the body — rem­i­nis­cent of the pray­ing man­tis).

vimeo video
Voiceover and sound by Graham Meisner.