Pyroclasts are Eloquent Storytellers

Duration 21'32"

Pyroclasts are eloquent storytellers observes the notion of prediction—where humans always have their own methods and apparatus in constructing their predictions for the future. In this context, this film focuses on the eruption forecast of one of the most active stratovolcano in the world: Mount Merapi. For many human who live around the volcano, Merapi as a geological entity is a symbol of a contingent future. Pyroclasts are eloquent storytellers delves into the psyche of the mountain as well as examines the practice of prophecy performed by people who live around the volcano with their multimodal approach to worldviews.

Pyroclasts are eloquent storytellers is a prelude to a feature-length film Monisme.

Full film available worldwide for streaming in CIFRA.

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Film stills

Installation view at Lava Lines, Biblioteka, London, UK 2022.

HD video on monitor with an excerpt of Monisme script.

Photos courtesy of Naïmé Perrette.


Installation view at artina #2: matrajiva, Jakarta, Indonesia 2023.

HD video on wooden screen.

Photos courtesy of artina.sarinah.


Installation view at Riar Rizaldi's solo show For All the Exiles in Terra Nullius at shhh, Incheon, South Korea 2022.

HD video on screen.

Photo by Jaekyung Jung.