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BRAND(FIRE) ll portrays the destruction of a century-old cultural landscape for the extraction of lignite in the Rhineland. It makes the scope of this existential interference tangible: forced displacement and the knowledge that the place you call home is being put to waste - everything down to language, traditional crafts, and several hundreds of years old family histories.
The decade-long, domineering seizure of land has deeply marked the character of the region. Everything appears violated or remains in tragic expectation. The coming destruction of what lies restfully is equally omnipresent in the still inhabited villages. The already uninhabited villages have been abandoned by people, while birds accompany the wild growth in gardens and parks with their song. The count-less, ancient high trees that dress the old localities will be removed first of all when demolition starts.
The conversation about the societal relationship to nature, the Kyoto Protocol and the concept of the imperial mode of living will be continued and interwoven into the pictures of this country.