Road Creator

5-channel loop videoinstallaton, each channel 1080p, 23:00min
1-channel screening version 4:57min

This work documents the construction of a road through the woods, to make possible the cultivation of the woods. Cultivation is an important method for removing dying or broken trees, following storms. The production of wood is an equally important part, involving cutting down of old trees and the planting new ones.

During my job as a woodman, helping out the construction worker, I filmed this footage in 2010 in the area of Annberg in Lower Austria, where some of the largest wood-density in Austrian Alps can be found. This videoinstallation documents through five different perspectivs, the vital work of the excavator, cutting down trees and removing the stumps. It puts the focus on the men-machine-nature triangle.

2013 “WALDflimmern” at Top Kino, Vienna

Annaberg 2010

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