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The horizontal civilization

Still of "La Civilisation Horizontale/ The horizontal civilisation" Still of "La Civilisation Horizontale/ The horizontal civilisation" Installation View at Halle am Wasser Berlin 2011 Still of "La Civilisation Horizontale/ The horizontal civilisation"

The video tells the story of a fictitious civilization on the basis of bunkers and megalithic structures (menhirs and dolmens). This “horizontal civilization” arises by means of fake interviews, documentary takes (Bretagne) and a mythological background story. This “horizontal civilization” descended from the Neanderthals, who after their retreat underneath the earth developed a particular culture with rituals and life forms. Their “ritualistic platforms” for worshipping the “God of the Horizon” are known to us as dolmen or bunkers.

In the form of a poetical make-believe documentary, history and historiography are expanded further.

La civilisation horizontale – The horizontal civilization

Fictitious documentary
HDV, 12:23 min, 2011

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