An Unstable Equilibrium and Process of Becoming in All This Can Happen

Florence Freitag


All This Can Happen is explored as an “unstable equilibrium” with one essential raison d’être: movement. The term “unstable equilibrium” is taken from Maya Deren, as she relates it to her own films as being in a constant process of ritualistic becomingness. The alternation of images—the cinematographic choreography—is what makes All This Can Happen a film that enables us to discover movement in its purest forms and actions, especially because things are made to move. It is the “unstable equilibrium” of these pictures and their in-between, a balance of different visual and motional dynamics, that develops into an understanding and becoming of movement.


Unstable Equilibrium; In-Between; Becoming; Maya Deren; Gilles Deleuze

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