But the sleep of a hibernate object would instead be a state of perfect sleep, in which an entity would be real but simply without relation
– Graham Harman
Aiôn is a Hellenistic deity associated with time, seasons, breathing, sleep and dream. In the writings of Gilles Deleuze the concept of aiôn is one of two possibilities for describing cinematic time; its either aiôn — stretching out to become an intangible past and future — or chronos as the ever-present which expresses only the here and now. The presented work imagines an entity which is in hibernatemode for an aiôn, breaking free from its relations to an outside. “hibernatemode” combines scientific and philosophical research-approaches to juxtapose and navigate certain images of events such as the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-disaster in 2011 and Australian scientist’s microscopic investigations of antarctic moss which reveals the atmospheric record of planet earth in its layers and cells. In so doing, the work combines found footage of data, technical images and facts to visualize a relational geographical analysis.
Su Yu Hsin
Su Yu Hsin (b.1989) is an artist and filmmaker who uses video essays as main approach to investigate planetary-scale political ecology, and to internalise politics and poetics praxis of expanded cinema. Her research focuses on temporality in digital and image-saturated world and new materialities of the Internet. Currently, She studies in Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig Expanded Cinema Class led by Clemens von Wedemeyer. Selected exhibitions and prize include: Haus der Kulturen der Welt(2019), LOOP Barcelona Discover Award Finalist (2018), Junín Contemporary Art Museum (2018), and 29th FestivalLes Instants Vidéo (2016). She was residence artist in Hangar Barcelona (2014), La Ira de Dios (2017), Akiyoshidai International Art Village (2018), and ADAM Artist Lab (2018). She has exhibited both nationally and internationally across Asia, Europe and America.