Holy Land, HD Video, 5 min

HOLY LAND revolves around a replica of the ‘Holy Land’ erected in the 1950’s in the USA from plywood, wire mesh and stone, of which only the officially inaccessible, overgrown remnants remain today. Once conceived of as a Christian theme park, the place has been abandoned since its closing in 1984 and is classified as an unsafe area – it has been the venue for murders and various supernatural phenomena. HOLY LAND stages fragments of the perception of this formerly whole and holy miniature world anew combining his video recordings with animated post cards and extracts from weblog comments, which has now evolved into its opposite – the definition of a terrible, cursed place. A displacement of the meaning with drastic consequences, which is exclusively due to the fact that the manifestation of a belief transformed into a backdrop will at some point be left to itself.

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