salt and water are essential elements. they are essential to the human body in order to survive, but at the wrong dosage, they can be toxic too. hence these two forms are completely different in their perception, they still even appear together in nature in a combined form. besides their meaning for the forming of early life, have these elements formed our culture since the beginning, being reasons for wars and treats between nations until today.
combining salt and water to form something new and still producing a facsimile on their cultural influence and relevance is the underlying meaning of this video animation. by creating a solid board made out of salt and dissolving it again with water, the live footage for the animation was created. this footage was then digitized and overworked to produce the desired result as seen in the animation. the sound was taken from the footage to, being actually the sound of dropping water, now transformed into something between guttering water and pouring salt.
by collecting the watered salt and making a board out of it again, the process can be recreated almost to infinity, still producing on the first sight a similar but actually a different outcome each time.