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
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), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Funder)
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Flis Holland (FI/UK) is an artist who uses sci-fi to find new ways to talk about crisis. They work with live performance, video, and text. Recent highlights include a residency at Finnish Cultural Institute in New York (US), a solo show "Gravity Doesn’t Keep You Down I Do" at Kosminen (FI), and a video commission "Subserotic Bulge" for Frame Contemporary Art Finland / Rehearsing Hospitalities (FI). Their depressing short story "Sigh-fi" was published by Kontur.