Film still: What happens when 2018 (4min 07 sec)
‘What happens when’ is a collage of archive material dating from the 1930’s to 70’s. The film begins with footage from NASA, in which a question is proposed ‘what would happen when two drops collide’. Departing from this, the statement is used as a structural tool and a thread for the rest of the film. Selected footages are brought together into juxtaposition, this includes documentaries about the reproduction of plants, sea life, volcanoes… as well as recordings from the New York World Fair featuring Dali’s mermaid and Olga the headless woman.
The material is shown without reference to their original source. Stripped of context the imagery can be viewed with a new understanding, the process of assemblage allows for analogical stream of thoughts. Collectively the footage becomes a fiction exploring society’s obsessions and concerns into bizarre and phenomenal events, apocalyptical fears and the eternal question of life and death.