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BECOMING WITH #1 from Rebeca Méndez on Vimeo.

Becoming With #1
by Rebeca Méndez
7:59 Video Performance
Shot in Iceland
Lava moss, Video Art Performance

Becoming With #1 is a single-channel video captured at Eldhraun lava field (“Fire Lava“) in Iceland, which is the biggest lava flow in the world. Enlisting nature as my guide and partner I seek to understand with openness and empathy what my humanity has in common with other species and thus collaborate with nature. I explore how it feels to become someone else or some thing else, to enter the awareness of another species and develop intimate interspecies friendships with the wild, a post-humanist action. In Becoming With #1 the relationship is with the woolly fringemoss (Racomitrium lanuginosum) which is a widespread species of moss found in montane and arctic tundra across the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

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