The Mineral Universe
December 2018

When it comes to filmmaking, a few fields of science tend to steal the spotlight. Mutant DNA and space exploration offer inarguably exciting possibilities for plotline and memorable visuals, but we believe that any subject can prove equally inspiring when you really delve into it. Even the seemingly static worlds of geology and mineralogy. For Earth is primarily a mineral body -- our world of biological life is only tiny outer covering beyond which many secrets lie. Beneath our feet a multitude of elemental dramas play out: matter in transformation, crystal growth, concentrated energy, volcanic shifts, radioactive isotopes. So for this issue we unearth gems from across inorganic cinema, from speculative crystallography to familial diamond procedurals to seismic documentary.

Mars IV
Mars IV
Guillaume Rieu
Blast
Blast
Francesco Mattuzzi
Repercussions
Repercussions
Andrés Padilla Domene
Play of Color
Play of Color
Danielle Parsons
Matière première (Raw Material)
Matière première (Raw Material)
Jean-Francois Reverdy
The Rock
The Rock
Hamid Jafari
Cosmorama
Cosmorama
Hugo Deverchère
The Ashes Remain Warm
The Ashes Remain Warm
Mónica Martins Nunes
Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom Teeth
Esteban Rivera Ariza
Amber
Amber
Samuel Ridgeway
Anthropology of the Future
Anthropology of the Future
Alexis Gambis
A Thing Among Things
A Thing Among Things
Giovanni Giaretta
Lunar Economic Zone
Lunar Economic Zone
Zhan Wang
Asbestos
Asbestos
Sasha Litvintseva
Graeme Arnfield
Divieto 2
Divieto 2
Alex Tyson
Afghan Coal
Afghan Coal
Zeynep Kececiler
Light of its History
Light of its History
Alex Ingersoll
Existence ?
Existence ?
Yoann Eeckeman
Metamorphism
Metamorphism
Grayson Cooke
Xenoi
Xenoi
Deborah Stratman
Étoiles
Étoiles
Caroline Blais
Orogenesis
Orogenesis
Boris Labbé
The Lanthanide Series
The Lanthanide Series
Erin Espelie
Lattice
Lattice
Maria Ferreira
Diamanteurs
Diamanteurs
Chloe Mazlo
Where Shapes Come From
Where Shapes Come From
Semiconductor
Kaltes Tal
Kaltes Tal
Johannes Krell
Florian Fischer
Kinsetsu – textures from planet 9
Kinsetsu – textures from planet 9
Clemens Wirth
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