"Night Soil is a series of experimental semi-documentary films about cultural phenomena that contradict the linear progression of the capitalist system. Each Night Soil film explores trends that move outside the sociological and political norms of consumer society, most of them illegal. Bonajo presents her first major solo museum exhibition in Foam, for which all three video works will be united."
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
Next Level exhibition series
Light gelatin, hand dyed fabric, metal strucutures, upholstery,...
Night Soil is a trilogy of three movies with a different installation for each
movie 1/ Fake Paradise looks at the healing effect of the hallucinatory herbal drug Ayahuasca – used in the Amazon rainforest for a thousand years – on the mind and spirit of modern humans.
movie 2/ Economy of Love portrays a group of female sex workers in Brooklyn and attempts to change our ideas about intimacy.
movie 3 / Nocturnal Gardening, which examines radical and innovative ways to produce food and farming comunities.
The entire space of the museum is filled up with multiple immersive installations, the visitor has to go through the exhibition as he would go through an initiatic path, which he can escape only by walking all the way out of it. All the lights of the space, including the on of windows are filtered through different color filters.
Installation in collaboration with Clémence Seilles
and Thomas Ballouhey ('Nocturnal Gardening' installation)
Movie Trilogy By Mélanie Bonajo