The footage used in Dissolution (I Know Nothing) composes a form of seascape, assembling fragmented connections through material and time from Congo, Rwanda and Nigeria through the Indian Ocean on a containership to China. Gunpowder, dissolved minerals, blinking LEDs, personal and colonial histories. All that is solid melts into flow.


Commissioned by Container Artist Residency. 8mm footage by Harrie Van Balen.
Many thanks to Maayan Strauss, Captain Ruslan Tsyganenko, Jan Van Balen.

Installation photos by Toni Hafkenscheid