An exclusive for International Women’s Day.
Holometabolism, also called complete metamorphosis occurs when an organism fully restructures itself to adapt to its changing needs and ensure survival.
When the caterpillar enters its cocoon, or Crysallis, it releases enzymes that dissolve most of its bodily tissues. The creature is able to turn into liquid in a pool of chaos. Solutio, one of alchemy’s essential operations is the process in which the individual surrenders oneself into a “masa confusa” or unkown substance in order to give place to a new stage of existance. Liquidity, of course, has an economic association, referring to assets being made liquid in times of crisis, or growth. To restructure how the world is imagined and how it operates today the change must come from within. A body breaks down and a new one forms from the same material.
This exclusive editorial film for Numéro Berlin explores how a fierce new beautiful being emerges from the darkness of unknown circumstances.
Director/Video QU1N5E, Editing JULIA CRESCITELLI, Sound Design SOPHY MERIZZI, Styling CAMIX PAILLER, Production MARINE DUGROS, Set Design MATTHEW BIANCHI, Make-up LEANA ARDENAU (using Pat McGrath Labs), Hair KOSUKE IKEUCHI, Words KENNY