European Desert 4:27 2019
“European Desert” stems from an initial interview, asking the artist Nick Fudge his personal experiences with 'Deserts' as creative environments. He discusses traveling through the deserts, the intellectual and emotional relationship he has with American desert landscapes, and how the desert landscape completely transformed his outlook on life. This initial conversation lead Léna on to think about the location of the deserts as a semi-spiritual landscape (in the sense of being a place beyond the human). She became interested in the Tabernas Desert in Spain, where many Spaghetti Westerns were filmed. The aim was to explore the poetic and transformative power of the desert landscape through narrative and emotion,.
Heading towards the desert as technological progress; to experiment with using three different “Medias” of filmmaking within one film, in order to visually explore time, and the specific aesthetics of time related to cinema.