35mm film transferred to DV, 08:20, 2009
An idyllic Latvian country scene, so wonted that one is immediately bored. Thus the tree passes unnoticed.
It is only after observing a languid Latvian sweltering summer country scene for a longer time that we notice that the tree which can be seen in the foreground is no longer found in its original spot. The subtle movement creates an almost unnoticeable displacement of reality, allowing one to sense the world’s own pace, which takes place independently of us, and which we can only influence slightly.
And yes, it was for real. The tree was mounted on a specially built track and moved in real time.
Director of photography - Andrejs Rudzāts
Production designer - Juris Žukovskis
Editing and colour correction - Jēkabs Dimiters
Sound - Ernests Ansons
Project manager - Mārtiņš Eihe