There is no real way of knowing
Video Art, video installation, experimental film
Project type: Diplom
A text in an Icelandic newspaper reported the discovery of a 5300 years old tree in Iceland. Trees store information e.g. the climatic conditions during their lifetime. Scientists can date archaeological excavations by using historical wood. Trees are a part of our historiography. I‘m interested in the tree on Iceland. It should be around 500 years older than the previously oldest known tree in the world. I go searching. During this, I am confronted with stories and information from Icelanders and their country, alleged „hard facts“ and mythical folklore. I try not to get lost in the information, which has evidence to support or even contradict each other.
Kamera: Holger Otten, Julia Weißenberg
Schnitt: Julia Weißenberg
Tonmischung: Ralf Schipke
Prof. Matthias Müller, Prof. Johannes Wohnseifer, Dr. Karin Harrasser
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren