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Not written in Stone

Not written in Stone by Steven Jouwersma

Not written in stone 2016

Is a generative video-work in which 8 musicians are interviewed by a psychoanalyst. While talking about the struggles of their creative process, the analysands are at the same time making pottery behind a pottery wheel. The difficulties of making pottery for the first time are intertwined with inability to reach a clear description of how a creative process works. 

Hd Video. - "Not Written in Stone", continuous random software edit.

The generative playback software specifically written for this project is continuously generating a random montage from the selected video material.

The video duration cannot be defined. Just like a Lacanian psychoanalytic session, the duration can be short to very long. A title screen can appear randomly giving the video a sense of a plot.


Psychoanalyst : Estelle Hoy
Musicians: Mia Kemppainen, Günter Schickert, Lucie Vítková, Wizard Ashdod, Juliana Venter and Craig Shuftan.

Directed by Steven Jouwersma
Director of Photography and Camera : Sander Houtkruijer
Camera and Light : Carlos Vasquez
Sound: Steven Jouwersma

supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin.