Excavation No.2

2010. 6 min. Video loop

Excavation No.2 is a collaboration with Valdemar Lindekrantz. This video is the second part in a trilogy that explores the idea of family, nature and animal in American culture.

Excavation No.2 consists of a video loop showing YouTube clips of men and women shooting, seemingly arbitrary into the forest. Accompanying these video are fragmented sentences that change with every gunshot. The sentences are all written by John Muir; A romantic naturalist and the father of Yosemite national park. Muirs overly romantic view on nature contrasts the violent video clips but they both speak of our relationship to nature.

Excavation No.2 originates from a dusty shelf in the library as well as from the dynamic, and shifting archive of YouTube.