Of Decay is a three act experimental short film. It presents the concept of Cycle, not only including human history but also natural and cosmic history. Just as a circle where we would have pinned three key points that are all linked to each other: they are interdependent. The framework doesn’t include a particular order but rather a repetition of the circular movement throughout time and history. It shows the birth of nature, the civilisation and its destruction through chaos. Those three key points are a poetical metaphor or rather a shortcut to express the absurdity of a world that thinks of history as linear and horizontal. This short film is accompanied with a word cloud that illustrates all the different acts. Semantic fields of the concepts of Void, Essence and Evolution, Of Decay invites us to enter the puzzle of existence that would be a verbal equation to solve, like a child’s play.
Selected as part of the open call for Aemergence Art Fait in 2018, the artist created an ephemeral online platform where every visitor was invited to participate and add new words into that cloud. Just like the virtual Cloud, the artist aimed to create an exponential semantic field gathered in an interactive present way rather than virtually.
Of Decay cloud, scheme close-up
Of Decay installation, Aemergence Art fair, Paris, 2018