Subserotic Bulge

Flis Holland

In 2019 an iron meteorite was filed to dust, stirred into cream, and fed to 36 people. Flis’s uterus was rife with tumours soon after. Their belly swelled as a fleshy block pushed its way out at astonishing speed. From the first poke of a finger, to WebMD, to x-rays, every diagnostic tool came up short. But Flis’s telling of it is rather different to the medical notes. The video asks about diagnosis, and how certain people’s testimony is dismissed as unreliable. From meteorite falls to trans experiences of the medical system, it's a documentary that slips into sci-fi – and it's not always clear which part is which. Headphones recommended if screened online!

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:17:42
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Subserotic Bulge
English Title

Subserotic Bulge

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Flis Holland (Author), Flis Holland (Cinematographer), Flis Holland (Director), Flis Holland (Editor), Flis Holland (Producer), Flis Holland (Script), Kaino Wennerstrand (Sound Design), TAIKE (Funder), Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Funder)
Press Photos
Flis Holland (FI/UK) on taiteilija, joka käyttää sci-fiä löytääkseen uusia tapoja puhua kriisistä. Hän työskentelee performanssin, videon, ja tekstien parissa. Hän on ollut muun muassa Suomen New Yorkin kulttuuri-instituutin residenssitaiteilijana, esittänyt yksityisnäyttelyn “Gravity Doesn’t Keep You Down I Do” Kosminen-galleriassa sekä komissioidun videoteoksen Subserotic Bulge Frame Contemporary Art Finlandin Rehearsing Hospitalities -ohjelmassa. Hänen masennusta käsittelevän novellinsa “Sigh-fi” on julkaissut Kontur.