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In Search of the Sleeping Land | 2011

HD video, 20 min.

Officially speaking Siberia does not exist. It is not a place indicated by precise boundaries, state lines or other geographical territory. It is however a loose description of a vast landmass known for its remoteness and its extreme and almost uninhabitable weather conditions. Siberia is also a state of mind. It lies on the edge of our consciousness, beyond the point of reason. There the Siberia occupies a terra incognita full of myth and imagination. "In Search of the Sleeping Land" is an experimental documentary which explores this mental geography of Siberia. Drawing from the regions history, travel writing, mythology and my own personal observations I attempt to create a synergy between a mental or virtual map of the region and its physical geography.