NXT creatives

michelle Son

Gerrit Rietveld Academie


Mutter is a multimedia installation saturated in green light; a true tale of deceit set up in a space of fiction. It houses a video about an unexpected telephone conversation (in German) between a man and his mother, describing the events that led to his demise. We are taken through his discovery about a particular set of fossils, that was in fact an elaborate hoax, planted by two jealous colleagues. Alongside the video, large green subtitles are projected on the adjacent wall; making the text a piece of the puzzle. Limestone pieces lay precisely sculpted to the technological equipment, attempting to blend themselves into the environment.