23. — 25.10.2020

Natália Trejbalová: About mirages and stolen stones

Collaboration with Terraforma as sixth part of ECO-centers

For its sixth collaboration in its “ECO-Centers” companion program, 3hd 2020 partners with Terraforma, an international music festival dedicated to artistic experimentation and sustainability usually taking place in the garden of Villa Arconati, near Milan. This year’s festival has been postponed until July 2-4 2021 due to pandemic. In the meantime, the team behind the series carries on the spirit of community and exchange remotely through an online film program, featuring works by local artists Ruben Spini and Natália Trejbalová. It examines philosophical approaches questioning anthropocentrism, and researches alternative communication with non-human agents.⁣⁣⁣

“About mirages and stolen stones” is set in a speculative version of our Earth which, for unknown reasons, has become flat. Our main interlocutor is a researcher who has apparently recorded this visual document mapping this impossible change—five years after the flattening of the planet. The film is divided into three chapters that tests the audience’s observation skills and interpretation. They are Immersed in contemplating what happens on the screen with its continuous examination of the physicality of matter and its proportions. “About mirages and stolen stones” plays constantly with the viewer’s vision by proposing possibilities, perplexities, alternatives and speculations because, after all, it’s us who created the flat Earth.

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Image by Natália Trejbalová, still of "About mirages and stolen stones"
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