Desirée Dolron

I will show you fear in a handful of dust II

Photographer and filmmaker Desirée Dolron lives and works in Amsterdam. Her oeuvre ranges from documentary photography and still lifes to portraiture and film. Throughout her career, Desirée has investigated themes such as the passing of time, the relation between the finite and the transcendent, and the complexity and ephemerality of the human condition.

I will show you fear in a handful of dust II (2016)

9 minutes 49 seconds in endless loop
HD Animation, monochrome/16:9/sound

Desirée Dolron’s work I will show you fear in a handful of dust II is a close up display of countless dust particles, which move against a dark background in extreme tranquillity. The dust grains reflect light and shine with different nuances – their movement is detected by high sensory machinery, which is also able to record their sound in a remote undertone. The motion of the particles is looped, mimicking their continuous form. Layered with connotations of beginning and end, the film reflects upon human existence, our roots, the passing of time and the intrinsic transience of nature. Like a form of meditation, the artwork invites the viewer to pause and exhale.

Desirée Dolron


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