All that is Solid Melts into Air

Talent Showcase 2008
  • Scheme: LAFVA
  • People: Mark Boulos
  • Duration: 14'20"

All that is Solid Melts into Air Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2008
  • Year of release: 2008
  • Shooting format: HDV


  • Artist: Mark Boulos

All That is Solid Melts into Air is a two screen video installation about globalisation, dematerialisation and commodity fetishism.

On one screen, guerilla warriors from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta fight oil corporations who mine their land and leave them poor.

Opposite futures and derivatives traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange buy and sell near metaphysical financial products, while the first investment bank collapses and the credit crisis begins.

Editor: Emiliano Battista, Bert Hunger
Sound Design: Boban Blavic
Animator: Salvador Maldonado

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