Mood Keep, 2018


Film installation at Looiersgracht60

HD video, 14', Color. Sound

Pink carpet, pink tungsten light


Mood Keep focuses on the critically endangered Mexican axolotl, a water creature with regenerative abilities that refuses to metamorphose into maturity. In the  lm, set in a near future, axolotls in captivity collectively decide to develop eyelids.

In charting the connections between the axolotl’s post-colonial history, unique - almost unearthly - biology, and recent online popularity as one of the world’s cutest creatures, the work seeks to trace the prevalence of cute imagery in contemporary semiotics.


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Photos by Sander van Wettum, Sandberg Instituut Graduation 2018