FLINT HOUSE LIZARD, 2019, I:Project Space, Beijing

2019, duration: 15 min

The body and the corporeality are the focal points of Flint House Lizard moving within fable, fiction, reality and speculation. The narrative of the film leans on the ideas of the Soviet biophysicist Alexander Chizhevsky (1897-1964). His approach combined sunspots, solar flares and the eleven- year solar cycle with political and social developments such as populist mass movements. Inspired by his writings, Flint House Lizard aims to highlight how contemporary social patterns of mass images and information structures simulate and determine the single body and influence movements of groups and masses.

Parts of the narrative were filmed in Andasol in Andalusia (one of the biggest solar power plants in the world), the Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria in Santander, a private garden in Porto and Soajo in the north of Portugal. Funded by Innogy Stiftung, Essen as part of the VISIT Fellowship.