Irauteaz / Ser Permanente / Permananent Being (work in progress)
Permanent Being is a dramatic exploration of the stories embedded in a flysch—a kind of natural geological formation— on the Basque Coast. In this place, a large part of the history of our planet is written in stone. All kinds of global events are recorded in the vertical rock strata of these coastal cliffs: the extinction of the dinosaurs, the inversion of the magnetic poles, and even past global warmings. Each strata is a long-exposure photograph registering the image of a long-gone world. If one day our current time is also turned into stone, how will it be remembered? The film operates on the assumption that these rocks are a sort of memory that records not only the transformations of the Earth over eons, but also the memories of those who walk on them.