The piece is a meditation on John Hillcoat's endgame epic "The Road" (2009), arranged as a double projection (This video, the Remake, is the main channel). After a disaster, a father and his son travel through a ravaged America towards the coast, their concern is the daily survival and the search for food.
First, Christoph Draeger had the original material selectively appropriated: he reduced the original film to the 7:30 minutes of actual travel pictures and so deleted any anecdotes. Then he combined it with his own person (as a media consumer, as an artist and director, and in this work mainly as a father of a little boy) to bring it into the here and now. (Daniela Hardmeier)