The Seismic Form

Antoinette Zwirchmayr

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Austria, Documentary, Experimental, 2020, 15′

In her fourth presence in the festival, Zwirchmayr uses a text by Jean Baudrillard to reflect on matter and form. Human body and analogue film come together with a seismic, geological condition. A solidity that seems stable, masking volatility.

Antoinette Zwirchmayr creates a world where only textures and surfaces matter. Black and shiny stones refract light and highlight human faces. White, smooth and sleek rock where naked bodies rest. A constant interplay of shapes, colors and architecture heightened by the tension between the inert and the brink of an eruption. (Ana Cabral Martins)