The Mineral Universe
December 2018

When it comes to filmmaking, a few fields of science tend to steal the spotlight. Mutant DNA and space exploration offer inarguably exciting possibilities for plotline and memorable visuals, but we believe that any subject can prove equally inspiring when you really delve into it. Even the seemingly static worlds of geology and mineralogy. For Earth is primarily a mineral body -- our world of biological life is only tiny outer covering beyond which many secrets lie. Beneath our feet a multitude of elemental dramas play out: matter in transformation, crystal growth, concentrated energy, volcanic shifts, radioactive isotopes. So for this issue we unearth gems from across inorganic cinema, from speculative crystallography to familial diamond procedurals to seismic documentary.

Mars IV

by Guillaume Rieu
FILM

Blast

by Francesco Mattuzzi
FILM

Repercussions

by Andrés Padilla Domene
FILM

Play of Color

by Danielle Parsons
FILM

Matière première (Raw Material)

by Jean-Francois Reverdy
FILM

The Rock

by Hamid Jafari
FILM

Cosmorama

by Hugo Deverchère
FILM

The Ashes Remain Warm

by Mónica Martins Nunes
FILM

Wisdom Teeth

by Esteban Rivera Ariza
FILM

Amber

by Samuel Ridgeway
FILM

Anthropology of the Future

by Alexis Gambis
FILM

A Thing Among Things

by Giovanni Giaretta
FILM

Lunar Economic Zone

by Zhan Wang
FILM

Divieto 2

by Alex Tyson
FILM

Afghan Coal

by Zeynep Kececiler
FILM

Light of its History

by Alex Ingersoll
FILM

Existence ?

by Yoann Eeckeman
FILM

Metamorphism

by Grayson Cooke
FILM

Xenoi

by Deborah Stratman
FILM

Étoiles

by Caroline Blais
FILM

Orogenesis

by Boris Labbé
FILM

The Lanthanide Series

by Erin Espelie
FILM

Lattice

by Maria Ferreira
FILM

Diamanteurs

by Chloe Mazlo
FILM

Where Shapes Come From

by Semiconductor
FILM

Kinsetsu – textures from planet 9

by Clemens Wirth
FILM
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