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Peleaga
Film, 14 minutes, 2018

Excerpt

 
An extensive walk in the Romanian Retezat Mountains was documented in late 2016 and subsequently became the vertebrae of Peleaga. Woven in and out of the mountain walk is news of a wandering bear, Retezat region archive, concurrent political footnotes, and voices of the artist’s maternal and paternal grandparents who have weathered solitary lives. The inner and outer landscapes together attempt a terrestrial sketch of aloneness, grief, and autonomy. Built mainly by still images, Peleaga rests between motion and paralysis emulating the fractured velocity of mind and time.


Composition, Sound Editing and Mixing by Michael Picknett
Interviewees Wang Fuhua, Wang Jingshan
Poems by Wang Fuhua
Romanian Translation by Maria Roxana Necula
Recorded in the Retezat Mountains, Romania; Guiyang, China; Gaanderen, the Netherlands
Thanks to Geerte de Koe, Michael Picknett, Tsao Yidi, Wang Fuhua, Wang Jingshan, Geerte’s grandparents

Supported by Festival Belluard Bollwerk International (Fribourg, CH)

For my grandfather