Liquid Debris

Margherita Pevere, Jalila Essaidi

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review


The "Liquid Debris" series concentrates on the erasure and erosion of the visual information that is stored in the gelatine layer of photographic film. I manipulate 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm found footage using different organic and chemical processes. I cultivate seeds and moulds on 35mm film, obliterate images on 16mm footage in a way that echoes my series of Works on Paper, first erasing the gelatine and then writing on it, and corrode 8mm film with my own gastric juices. In Liquid Debris, I re-stage two interrelated phenomena regarding human legacy: the human attempt of opposing the transience of life by storing information and the unavoidable erosive process that looms over us
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2016
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventDutch Design Week: The Essence of Things - Veembuilding, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Oct 201621 Oct 2016


  • art
  • design
  • bioart


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