Armenia - Netherlands / 2007-2021 / single channel video installation / SD video, 4:3, colour, stereo / duration unknown yet - editing in progress
Ararat is a video about the presence of Mount Ararat in the Armenian capital Yerevan. The mountain, which is sacred to Armenians, is visible but not accessible, because since the Treaty of Moscow in 1921 it is located in present-day Turkey, formerly Western Armenia. The mountain is, depending on the weather, painfully present in Yerevan.
I filmed the footage in 2007 during a Research trip of the Rietveld Academy to the South Caucasus.
Ararat will premiere at the Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2021. This year’s edition has the theme Freedom to roam. DMFF takes place in Heerlen from November 2 till 7, 2021.