‘Every existent in the history of the world is in my room right now’, Looped H265 10bit, 2020
“Each particle of dust carries with it a unique vision of matter, movement, collectivity, interaction, affect, differentiation, composition, and infinite darkness” Reza Negarestani, ‘Cyclonopedia’.
This experimental documentary was filmed during the COVID19 rahui, Tāmaki Makaurau.
Living in our bubbles meant something different for everyone. For me, and many others, it was life in a series of small rooms. We spent time outside walking around our neighbourhood, but mostly we were at home, the four of us, in the house, in various combinations, in our rooms. Walls made of paper. Losing things. Roof appreciation. The noise plateau. Children. Dust. Burn out from months of nonstop everything. Stop Everything. The rahui provided a lull in productivity and progress. I slept a lot. Small high window in my room. Licking dust. Other worlds.
I want to show through the subject matter and soundtrack that this work subscribes to a subset of care. Deep admiration for my house dust. Every existent in the history of the world is in my room right now. My approach is about revealing the alternative strategies against capitalist modes of production, where we focus on tending and caring for what we have, instead of perpetuating in an ever-expanding frenzy.