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In-Residence

In-Residence

2014
HD video
17’ 30”

Produced during a transatlantic residency onboard a scientific vessel, In-Residence interweaves the two layers of time experienced during the month-long journey—that of being “in-residence” and of being “on expedition”—to negotiate the different temporalities by which the natural world comes to us as an image. Two literary characters serve as points of reference for the film’s unseen protagonist: the non-speaking colonial officer Percival from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves and the introspective Mr Palomar from Italo Calvino’s novella of the same time. Exploring the dissonance between the artist’s experiences of nausea during the residency and the technoscientific enterprise propelling the expedition, the film contemplates the capacities and limits of the representational technologies that mediate between us and a world-in-motion.

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