Outside

14 min / HD video / 2017

Outside traverses two metabolic paths in the attempt to forge a reciprocal relationship between the two. Moving from the metabolism of the human body to the metabolism of waste infrastructures, the film creates an inverted exchange wherein the concealment of waste inside the human body turns to the concealment of the human body inside waste. The boundary that divides waste from production would seem to contain an underlying set of moral implications. The film considers these as situated somewhere between law enforcement and class structure as defined through labor positions.

Conversation with Alicja Melzacka

Story / Edit / Sound: Beny Wagner

Sound mastering: Rob Driessen

Co-production: VideoPower

Presentations:

We Make Stuff: Digital Ecologies, Bath Spa University, 2019

Video Power verovert Limburg, Venlo/Roermond Cinema release, 2019

Video Power Premieres, Lumiere Cinema, Maastricht, 2019

Interstice Without Words, Paaygah, Tehran, 2018

Recover the Ether, Curated by Microlights, The Open, Milwaukee, 2018

Gijon International Film Festival, Gijon, Spain, 2018

Eindhoven Film Festival, Eindhoven, 2018 

November Film Festival, London, 2018

Between Relating, curated by Jesse McLean, Microlights at HDTS, Wonder Valley, California, 2018

3rd Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow, 2018

Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, Paris, 2018

Digesture, Very Project Space, Berlin, 2018

Videopower Night, Destination Unknown, Venlo, NL, 2018

FRONT Triennial: An American City, Cleveland, 2018

Tetevo Film Festival, Tetevo, Macedonia, 2018

Invisible Invaders, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2018

Extracted and Circulated: Empathy (with Sasha Litvintseva), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 2018

6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, 2018

Outside/Eye Farm, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Amsterdam (solo), 2018

Immanent Cloud, Nocturnal Reflections, Milan, 2018

State of Statelessness, ISELP, Brussels, 2018 

Artistic Research Will Eat Itself, SAR 9th International Conference for Artistic Research, Plymouth, 2018 

Extracted and Circulated: Material Exchange (with Graeme Arnfield), Close-Up Cinema, London, 2018

Outside / Asbestos (with Sasha Litvintseva), AM180, Prague, 2017

Winner of the honorary award at Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, 2018

Installation view, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Amsterdam, 2018