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Liquid Solid by Joris Strijbos and Nicky Assmann
Liquid Solid

Liquid Solid

Liquid Solid is a collaborative project between Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos in which they explore the cinematic qualities of a freezing soap film. The footage for the film was shot during a residency in the sub-Arctic region of Finland. The single channel video Liquid Solid focusses on the conditions where the temperatures are around -20 degrees Celsius and all colour has disappeared from the soap film, it shows a precise montage of the accelerated freezing process of the soap films during which ice crystals grow into complex fractal-like patterns. For the film Strijbos and Assmann composed a soundtrack with a mixture of soundscapes and recordings of self-made instruments which they developed in earlier collaborations.

7’ / HD file  / colour

Genre: experimental
Original title: Liquid Solid
Dir: Joris Strijbos and Nicky Assmann
Prod: Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos
Sc: Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos
Language: no dialogue
Completed: 2016

Joris Strijbos and Nicky Assmann:
Joris Strijbos: Journey to Gliese-581g (2009), Liquid Solid (2015)
Nicky Assmann: Transizione (2008), Liquid Solid (2015)

Distributor: EYE Experimental
Ph: +31 20 589 1446

Festival selections: Ann Arbor Film Festival 2016; Alchemy Film Festival 2017; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 – DINAMO Screening; Fiber Festival Amsterdam 2017; Into the Great Wide Open Vlieland 2017

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