Magma (2019)
HD video, duration 17:24


Magma is a balm for soothing terrestrial aches, a memento of worlds not yet imagined.

There’s this game where you move in a circle until the music stops and you try to find a chair and claim it, but you never know when it’s going to happen, it’s all about being in the right place at the right time, I guess that goes for a lot of things.

Of course, the whole point is to learn how to manipulate time. To vibrate means to exist in many places at once, and it’s a type of pain, or a short circuit, but condensation really just makes things sweeter and heavier.

But also, extreme pressure compresses carbon into diamonds or breaks it down, one never knows beforehand, just like potential misreading is the necessary precondition for irony. Desire seeks to close a distance and mourns when it does.

New Materialists and Object Oriented ontologists love inventing incrementally different ontological master metaphors (a proliferation of copyrighted slogans to describe something that by definition defies ownership): meshes, messes, networks, mushrooms, and orgies.

Communists love orgies too, by the way, not for the erotics of love, but the ethics of it. We need to extend the definition of care, as much as that of desire.

I exhale and it’s the smallest possible ritual, one that has to do with memory: an old world, a lava lamp, the smell
of gas, a suspended bubble; a sacrifice that is the end of all sacrifice.

Description by Anna Tomi

Director, Writer, Cinematography, Editor, Sound: Jade Kallio & Remi Vesala
Music: Mörkrum