Qotrunadha’s work, Fluidity of Future Machines (2021), is the Indonesia-based artist’s video collage exploring the relationship between water and living creatures’ migration, speculating on the future of human nature. The visuals of her video recall the experience of looking through a microscope, suggesting that the insights of our elders may help us see what is invisible, but right before us. Initially the images appear to be of foreign matter, outside of our bodies, but in watching Fluidity of Future Machines, one realizes that they are also looking, in a way, at themselves.
Syaura Qotrunadha, Fluidity of Future Machines, single channel video, 13’03”, 2021. Commissioned by VH AWARD of Hyundai Motor Group