Dyptich, digital prints, 50 x 80 each, 2014








This work refers to a landslide that had occurred in the Vajont-valley in the Italian pre-alps. In the 1960ies a dam was built and the valley filled with water. The construction works caused an erosion, due to which a part of the mountain “Monte Toc” slid into the artificial lake. It caused an enormous wave that poured over the dam and flooded the valley on the other side. The air pressure and the mass of water destroyed the city of Longarone, 2.000 people died. The dam remained intact and still exists, on the soil that filled the valley due to the landslide a forest has grown. The city of Longarone was rebuilt, but the catastrophe is still present in the memory of its survivors.