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Bohemian trip

DVD - single screen projection - 3’28s -

I often use the video function of my still digital camera, more appropriate to document the various layers of time and the subtleties I wish to capture; in this case, the strange atmosphere of an Austrian woods, where nature and culture appear to blend so completely, so that it is difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is not.

I was in Austria again in the bohemian woods of Neufelden, this time walking upstream from the dam built by the Russians in the 1940s. The woods, though wild and very hilly, are peppered with wooden sculptures of various animals and humans being. They have all been carved on site by the same hand, so that they are managing to blend in completely within the environment despite being manmade and mostly alien to the area, elephant, bears, giant snakes.....

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