THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN focuses on three locations in Europe where tunnels, quarries and caves were dug into the ground. These points of contact, where the surface of the earth is disturbed and narrow shafts allow vertical access into the subsoil, are sites of speculative knowledge from which beliefs, imaginations and unofficial historical anecdotes are derived and circulated. Exploring these underground locations, THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN touches on the insatiable desire to extract natural resources from the ground, but also and more importantly, modes of knowing, sensing and seeing the world.
Language: German, Polish, English
Born in Tel Aviv in 1983, living and working in Brussels. He creates video, film, installations and paintings, focusing on the performative aspects of the moving image. He has been working in collaboration with Sirah Foighel Brutmann since 2008.
Daniel Mann is a London based filmmaker and writer. He is currently completing his PhD dissertation at Goldsmiths College on image warfare and the integration of habitual media into armed conflict, where he is also leading seminars in both Media Archaeology and Digital Culture. Mann’s writing appeared in journals such as Media Culture & Society, Visual Cultures Journal, Different Skies and Sonic Acts.