HD Video, Stereo, 12’16’’

Filmed and recorded in the town of Nida, in the Curonian Spit, Lithuania, a landscape comprised of vast and tall dunes. Populated for at least ten centuries, it became almost inhabitable after the logging of its forests unlocked the dune landscape, which moved again through the natural influence of wind and sea forces, and burying many settlements under it. Modern age efforts to reforest some areas of the dunes in order to make the spit habitable and less volatile fossilize the living dunes into a more stable landscape, which turns dunes from the stereotypical white sandy type and which attract tourism, into the less glamorous gray dunes, which are dunes that have started to be more grounded through vegetation. The great dunes of Nida reflects not only natural processes but also the encounters of humans with these phenomena, their needs, desires and acts, which have become a force, like those of the wind and the sea, registered on the very landscape itself.
The film is a poetic re-reading of the landscape, its inhabitants, human and non-human, and the forces that shape it. An exercise in evoking sense making from the crossover of human and non-human perspectives, forces, and temporalities.