Gala Hernández López

The Mechanics
of Fluids (2022)


Gala Hernández López is an artist-researcher and filmmaker. Her work is interdisciplinary and includes the production of essay films, video installations and performances on new modes of subjectivation being produced, specifically, by computational digital capitalism. Through a feminist and critical lens, she examines the discourse circulating in virtual communities as symptomatic fiction. In 2018, an incel (involuntary celibate) called Anathematic Anarchist posted a suicide letter on Reddit entitled "America is responsible for my death." The Mechanics of Fluids is an attempt to find answers to his words. It is a virtual drift through the internet in search of his digital trace, resulting in a journey that draws upon similarities between shared isolation and solitude in a digital world.

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