This video features an individual in a lab coat wearing orange gloves. The unknown person appears to be conducting a sequence of experiments. However, the experiments do not seem to resolve nor result in anything that might be reasonably interpreted as scientific knowledge. By using the visual language of science, but eschewing scientific rationality in favor of aesthetics, the video explores questions regarding human relationships to technology, science, the natural world and truth itself. This video is part of a constellation of projects that recontextualizes everyday objects alongside more ambiguous objects to posit fanciful, sometimes humorous possibilities and epistemologies.
This is an excerpt. The full length video is 38 minutes 32 seconds.
Directed and Produced by Joe Hedges
Actor: Jiemei Lin