Oil: Suitable Soils, 2018. Digital Video on Monitor, 4:03 minutes.
Directed and narrated by Ellen Weeks, hands are Seren Gwanwyn’s.
‘Oil: Suitable Soils’ is an abstract video piece; through viscous and languid exploration, gloved hands pour an oily liquid through various artefacts that can be barely recognized as everyday objects. Strange tubes, plastic and rubber, man-made devices that have no more use, become an almost erotically charged way to further articulate the narrative that runs throughout: a scientific experiment with no context or or real data, with a purpose to create an uncanny, charged atmosphere.