I Am Afraid I Must Ask You to LeaveIn collaboration with Julian Charrière, 2018
Effects expert questions authenticity of Utah arch, hoodoo destruction videos.
What happened if a video of exploding natural monuments was uploaded on the Internet? Unlike the initial assumptions would suggest, the visually imposing destruction of ancient memorials in question, is rather the destruction of mere recreations of the original ones, built to be subject to the work series I Am Afraid by Julius von Bismarck and Julian Charrière. Constructed amidst a Mexican landscape, the three channel format video I Must Ask You to Leave displays the documentation of the building process, showing brigades of people, carrying enormous rocks, re-creating the monuments in their original sizes. A human intervention which would soon after be blown up while filmed on a mobile phone and thereupon anonymously posted online.