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4 Waters - Deep Implicancy

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As much a film project and an experiment in collaboration as it is a set of fragments drawn from a reimagined cosmos. These fragments, sounds, and stories help us convey the experiential moment of entanglement, or rather, they describe an entangled moment prior to separation, what we call “Deep Implicancy”.
One such story we follow is water, both as it phases transitions with and into other matter including life, but also as it combines disparate geographies, bodies of/in water, and four islands within them – Lesvos, Haiti, Marshall Islands, Tiwi.
Through a series of experimental migrations and elemental crossings we begin to question the form of the universal human, its calcified and exceptional origins, and in particular its ethical program. Wandering and wondering through a transformative figuring of justice, we ask, what if our image of the world recalled phase instead of measure? And what becomes of ethics if we let go of value? (Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva)
Official Selection Berlinale 2019 - Forum Expanded Exhibition - Group Exhibition at Betonhalle - World premiere


Type of film
Running Time
31 mins (Single-channel Video Installation)
Single-channel video installation
Denise Ferreira da Silva, Arjuna Neuman
Denise Ferreira da Silva, Arjuna Neuman
Denise Ferreira da Silva, Arjuna Neuman
Director of Photography
Denise Ferreira da Silva, Arjuna Neuman

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Last updated 2nd February 2019

Production Company

Produced with the support of Arts Council England (UK), Hannah Barry Gallery (UK), and the University of British Columbia Social Justice Institute (GRSJ) (CA) and the Critical and Creative Social Justice Studies Research Excellence Cluster (CA)

Arjuna Neuman

Denise Ferreira da Silva