“Palomacia” is a small film, made from the recording of two white doves in spatial relationship with two mirrors, in multiplication games, flights, flap of wings and details of their physiognomy. In voice-over, we hear a text by the philosopher Michael Marder, read by himself. This text, which was re-recorded for this film, is a fragment of the lecture “Plant Diplomacy, or on the Vegetal Fold” and revolves around the relations of diplomacy in plants and the idea of the fold as a primordial space for the exercise of diplomacy. The film proposes a metamorphosis between the appearance of white doves, symbols of peace, with their wings folding over themselves, and the descriptions of the behavior of plants as mediators of ecosystems.
Palomacia (2022) 16mm transferred to 2k, 4:3, Colour, Sound, 5′23”