Is it possible to not repeat history? Somewhere in time a person carries a package, then drops it to the ground with a crash. Someone else explores the content of the box. The story is repeated in what first appears to be an endless loop.
The four-channel video installation ‘To Melt’ is an audiovisual poem about intergenerational transmissions of memories. The fictional space in the film, as well as the installation itself, underlines a narrative structure built on repetition. The viewer is enticed to follow the characters walking away from the viewer, moving from screen to screen, counterclockwise, against history.
The same story is repeated eight times in the film installation, with little variation. Two characters are played by seven actors in order to render descriptive notions such as gender irrelevant to the story. Subsequently the piece also explores the very concept of identification with characters in films.
To Melt (Installation)