Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner
We are proud to present Bilateria, a film by Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, the third part of our video program on Super Dakota website.
An homage to Vilem Flusser’s text, Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, the video employs the Klein Bottle as a form with which to inhabit the interstices between organisms and environments. The Klein bottle is a mathematical shape that, like the Möbius strip, merges interior and exterior, beginning and end. Here the form is simultaneously a leaky vessel and a projection surface for an array of found video material. Organisms and environments are mapped onto a single metabolic pathway where inside and outside continuously fold into each other in rhythmic pulsations.
Beny Wagner is an artist, filmmaker and writer. Working in moving image, text, installation and lectures, he constructs non-linear narratives which investigate the ever shifting boundaries of the human body. His research themes have included: language, ecology, histories of science, media archaeology, agricultural production, the politics of waste.
Sasha Litvintseva is an artist filmmaker and writer researcher, whose work is situated on the uncertain thresholds of the perceptible and the communicable, organism and environment, and entropy and quantification, at the intersection of media, ecology and the history of science.
They are currently working on a long-term collaborative project.
Duration: 13 minutes, HD video
Commissioned by: Berlin Atonal 2019
Exhibited at: Centropia, Centrum, Berlin, 2020