Two Islands

Running time: 6'

A metropolis pictured from the perspective of a cemetery located on Hart Island in New York. Since 1689, the 18-hectare area served as a burial ground for the homeless, children, newborns. The images of the island – a deserted, cluttered place ideal for a population of wild birds – are accompanied by a dry report on the number and headcount of the transports of the deceased, and on the system of arranging bodies in mass graves. Metropolises and civilisations have their cemeteries bereft of plates or memorials, and their junkyards – literally and figuratively.



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