Poison

Poison (2016)

Full HD-video, 4:3, Color
Single channel
No audio
5min 11sec

(Stereo version available for film festival screenings)

“Everything is poison, there is poison in everything. Only the dose makes a thing not a poison.” – Paracelsus

Human density is substantially the same as water; bone and muscle tissue are denser than water and fat tissue is less dense than water. Thoracic and abdominal cavities reduce the density of the human.

We alter our states of being. Our bodies wither, distort, thrive and mutate. Change is inevitable, but not always consistent.

In the majority of poisonings the mainstay of management is providing supportive care for the patient, i.e., treating the symptoms rather than the poison.

Starring & choreography by Paula Nousiainen