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Stones

Our relationship with gravity

2017 | Basque country, Spain

Video loop | Noise | English subtitles

'I'm trying to find new ways to relate to gravity'

Boulders of different sizes are attached to different parts of the body, including the arms, legs, abdomen and back. As the body starts to move, the stones move around the body. Clarinde Wesselink is inspired by the story of the Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels. In the documentary, Wubbo: A Dutchman In Space, Wubbo’s wife tells us that after his return from space he would get out of bed at night and lay down in the swimming pool. The pool was the only way to float a little. He was homesick for a world without gravity. 

 

 Stones is also a scene from the film Horizon-tale (2018). 
Camera and Editing: Clementine van der Bent

Editing: Fanny Hagmeijer

Music: Bart de Kroon

Performer: Clarinde Wesselink

Click here to watch the documentary about Wubbo Ockels.