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Directed by Sasha Litvintseva & Isabel Mallet 

Directed by Sasha Litvintseva & Isabel Mallet 

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The Stability of the System is an exploration into the material agency of images and of forms and their ability to call each other into being.

The film begins with a mathematical point willing itself into dimensional existence, inventing/discovering space, then time. Shot on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, the film’s images are eruptions willed into existence by the creative act of the molten rock. The landscape absorbs all subjectivity, hallucinating the tragic death of Robert Smithson in its monochrome of endless black lava fields and scorching white of a cloudless sky. In the end the filmmaker dissolves into the landscape, no longer able to see - the landscape sees for her.

Sasha Litvintseva has screened work at Close-Up Film Centre, London, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London, Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Image Movement, Berlin and has had solo exhibitions at the AC Institute, New York and Super Dakota Gallery, Brussels. She was born in Russia and lives and works in London.

Isabel Mallet has screened work at the International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Inland Art Festival, Cornwall and has had exhibitions at Lima Zulu, London, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall and Charlton Gallery, London. She was born in the USA and lives and works in London.

Disc 2 featurette includes a new performative interview film Splitting Rocks, directed by Sasha Litvintseva, Isabel Mallet & Gordon Shrigley.

First Edition of 50 copies.

The Stability of the System is an exploration into the material agency of images and of forms and their ability to call each other into being.

The film begins with a mathematical point willing itself into dimensional existence, inventing/discovering space, then time. Shot on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, the film’s images are eruptions willed into existence by the creative act of the molten rock. The landscape absorbs all subjectivity, hallucinating the tragic death of Robert Smithson in its monochrome of endless black lava fields and scorching white of a cloudless sky. In the end the filmmaker dissolves into the landscape, no longer able to see - the landscape sees for her.

Sasha Litvintseva has screened work at Close-Up Film Centre, London, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London, Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Image Movement, Berlin and has had solo exhibitions at the AC Institute, New York and Super Dakota Gallery, Brussels. She was born in Russia and lives and works in London.

Isabel Mallet has screened work at the International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Inland Art Festival, Cornwall and has had exhibitions at Lima Zulu, London, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall and Charlton Gallery, London. She was born in the USA and lives and works in London.

Disc 2 featurette includes a new performative interview film Splitting Rocks, directed by Sasha Litvintseva, Isabel Mallet & Gordon Shrigley.

First Edition of 50 copies.

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SKU 10133436
Year 2016 (DVD 2017)
Director Litvintseva, Sasha; Mallet, Isabel
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Filmarmalade
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Running time 17 min 33 sec
Certificate N/a

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