Imaginary Explosions is an ongoing cosmology of episodic videos, sculptures, costumes, and texts. It is an exploration into combining embodied and technoscientific knowledge production at the geological scale. The research-driven fictions follow an affiliation of transfeminist scientists as they operate through deep time in communication with the desires of the mineral earth for radical, planetary transformation. Co-conspiring with the characters, who are real life collaborators, the making of the work itself is an exercise in intersectional affiliation and climate reparation. It works to combine embodied epistemologies with technoscientific instruments of knowledge production, usually held in the hands of the powerful elite.
Written, directed, edited by Caitlin Berrigan 2018
Featuring Nina Støttrup Larsen, Yun Ingrid Lee, Rae Parnell, Caitlin Berrigan, Helix pomatia snails, and Eyjafjallajökull
Additional sound composition by Yun Ingrid Lee
Additional animation by Harry Sanderson and Lily Fang
Additional footage by Christopher Huppertz, Roman Pech, Fedrik Holm, teleSur TV, TageshauTV, ina.fr, BBC, CNN, Sky News