Slovenia – 2019
Video – duration 20 min
How can we preserve the forest’s diversity for future generations? During the preparations for Sub Persona, the Slovenian artists-duo PLATEAURESIDUE talked to people who are directly involved in maintaining and using forests, including: the Slovenian Forest Service, a forest logger and a hunter. Each of them has a different opinion about how the forest should be managed and perceived. As this video shows, all of the forest’s functions – ecosystemic, economic, recreational and cultural – should be taken into account to understand it and develop sustainable management techniques.
P L A T E AU R E S I D U E is an imaginary identity of award-winning duo Aljaž Celarc (BA in Geography [Faculty of Arts, SI] & MA in Photography [AKV St. Joost, NL]) and Eva Pavlič Seifert (BA in Art History [Faculty of Arts, SI] & MA in Visual Culture [Aalto University, FI]). They work with landscape ecology and new media to research new ways of raising public awareness. They give voice to project participants, natural forms such as rocks, air, organisms, and other clusters of substances, which they reorganize into new unusual forms and new media systems. The baseline of their artistic production represents video installations. The tandem lives and works in Novi Kot, in the forest hinterland of Goteniška gora and Snežnik in southeren Slovenia.