Bat Wool

(Bat Wool, video, 5’55’’, 2019)

The work shows the “beginning”: the moment when our planet was explored through expansion of the Western European civilization and the conquests it involved, whose authentic accounts may be found in such books as Marco Polo’s Travels, Relazione del primo viaggio intorno al mondo by Antonio Pigafetta, or Relation of the Discovery and Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru by Pedro Pizarro. Excerpts from original descriptions in those volumes provide the textual layer of the work, describing the very first encounter of Europeans with unknown civilizations, an encounter which largely led to their subsequent annihilation.