2019 — Video PASSING THE GARDEN
Excerpt from the video PASSING THE GARDEN
The frescoes of the Villa di Livia, the wife of Emperor Augustus, which can be seen in the Museo Palazzo Massimo in Rome, form the basic motif for the video PASSING THE GARDEN. These frescoes, which are about two thousand years old, show an illusionistic garden space, a "hortus conclusus" with representations of plants, trees and birds. Photographs, video recordings and drawings of the frescoes, are interwoven with photographs and videos of intact and destroyed nature. What appears natural at first glance turns out to be artificially generated. Slowly, the images change their state, moving between reality and fiction. Experimental, meditative music accompanies the transformation process.