Pictures of the Floating (Radioactive) World

8mm (Silk)film transfer into HD video, 10’ min. 2017/2018

The installation looks at the cyclical notion of water through the production of silk in Japan and the Prussian Blue Pigment. Two pairs of videos parallel both natural and artificial metamorphosis in silk production. The second pair of videos is based on the scientific transformation of Prussian blue pigment into a medication treating radioactive contamination.

Silk-reeling and spinning inspired me to transform silk thread into analogue film and to elongate the cyclical concept of both silk and water. Pictures of the Floating (Radioactive) World, is a digital projection, features the 8mm-blue silk thread seen under the microscopic lens of a 8mm projector. The film vanishes when the silk thread starts to burn and destroyed while being projected.