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Evolutionary Jerks & Gradualist Creeps

Duncan Marquiss

United Kingdom, United States, 2016
38 minutes, 06 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: HD video
Available formats: HD Video / HD Digital file / DCP

Two evolutionary biologists, Niles Eldredge and Armand Marie Leroi consider the analogies and differences between the cultural and the biological realms, comparing the history of life within the fossil record with the evolution of pop music. Marquiss draws on Eldredge’s pattern of evolution (Punctuated Equilibria) as a cue for image-making processes and editing structures to transpose scientific enquiry into cultural production.