With AJ Box, Natasha Onion, and Rat Porridge
In Life Force, Nin utilizes non-traditional, alchemical methods of filmmaking to weave together a hyper-real, bio-political fiction based on their actual surroundings, relationships, and experiences. Live action scenes are combined with stop-motion, voice over, and glitched edits, resulting in an apocalyptic articulation of sexuality and nature as it exists in a post-industrial U.S. city landscape—i.e. the idea of “life force” as intrinsically queer, in decay, dead, and situated within multiple trajectories of power and matter. Though the repercussion of these trajectories is separation, a relentless reaching toward each other and toward life persists.