FILM 2020
Lithic Coda

Lithic Coda (2020), still
Lithic Coda is a fragmentary epilogue to an encounter between a Dancer and a Rock. Excavating shards of footage filmed on the Swedish island of Gotland and its northern neighbour Fårö – scattered with half heard sentences on permaculture, an archival interview and the voicing of a small geological collection – the film builds an intermittent picture of the Rock’s material place and the Dancer’s time within it.

Lithic Coda (2020), still

Lithic Coda (2020), still
Lithic Coda (2020)
4K, stereo, colour
8:44 minutes

Dancer: Thibault Lac
Geologist: Sara Eliason
Voices: Antoine Arquié and Thibault Lac
Camera assistant: Staffan Enström
Sound recordist: Anders Nyström
Costume and styling: Scott Ramsay-Kyle and Bronwen Marshall with clothes by Christopher Raeburn
With a sample from Persona, 1966, Ingmar Bergman including audio commentary by Marc Gervais
Translation: Elaine Bolton, Hélène Gibbings and Petter Yxell
Editing assistance: Nella Aarne
Cinematography, editing, visual effects and sound design: Sam Smith

Originally produced for Prototype.

Thank you to Prototype’s partner Arcadia Films and Prototype Care Package’s project partners Institute of Modern Art and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

Thank you to Prototype’s Patreon community: Felix Hubble, John Edmond, Janice Lorek, Marcus Whale, Kate Rayson, TJ Davis, Mary Carroll, Kim Munro, Sam Vincent and Alan Gatiss.

Special thanks to Alexandra Burke, Brucebo Artist House, Lauren Carroll Harris, Marco Marcon, Anna Norberg, Johanna Pietikäinen, Helena Selder, Soula Veyradier, Suderbyn Ecovillage and Georgie Wills.

Lithic Coda is an epilogue to Lithic Choreographies, originally commissioned by International Art Space and produced with the support of Baltic Art Center.