Image manipulation inspired by the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Tuva, Siberia. Created with Modul8, which I'm just starting to explore. Made for the Primitive Equations' Chaikhana project in Amsterdam, June 2012. Music by Özüm, recorded in 1990 in Moscow. The landscape depicts a valley near Chaa-Khol, which is covered by waters of the man-made Sayano-Shusheskoe water reserve for most of the year. Only in May this formerly sacred area is free of water and the sites like an ancient Medicine Buddha and rock carvings unfold for a very short time.