With Air and Salt, Unbreakable Health

Maia Iotzova

2018, 07:42 minutes, colour, Romansh

TAPECODE 1082.04

A slow walk uncovers the history of an abandoned building with interesting architecture. A poem commemorating the Romansh language is read by people from all ages, who live in the region of the lower Engadine valley. The building and the poem, both existing in a danger zone, illuminate the beauty and fragility of the local culture. Set against the forces of nature and the changing times, people from the region are faced with the questions: How do we choose what to preserve and what to leave to perish? What price is paid for either choice?

Please note that the video art has no subtitles. The poem is read is in Romansh, an endangered language.

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