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I asked this man to carve a word from his own thoughts into a tree in blossom.


33 years ago, already the father of two girls, he was placed under arrest in the early morning with no indication of the reason. After being threatened with the death penalty during the hearings, he was finally sentenced as a participant in a murder which was fabricated and publicised in the media by the communist investigators. To this day he has not been able to find justice and clear his name. After fighting for 15 years to reopen the case, he and five other men were once again declared guilty by the judicial system of the Slovak Republic. 

The word carved into the tree remains hidden for the viewers, leaving them with knowledge of its presence somewhere in the land. 

2016 2011
3 channel videoinstallation with sound
The Word (cherry tree bark)