The Cucko's nest

FILM (*Excerpt)  /  PHOTOGRAPHY / EXHIBITION VIEW

“The Cuckoo's Nest” Video installation + Wall drawing​
 

4K video, color, sound, 16:9, 27min, Harlösa The Avian Kingdom, Sweden May 2017

 

pavillon am milchhof_ Schwedter Str232 Berlin 19-27 May 2018

 

With Special thanks to

Susanne Meyer, Ludovic Méhauté, Christoph Rothmeier

Harlösa The Avian Kingdom, Sweden May 2017

Sound : Shingo Yoshida, Yu Miyashita 

Text : Anne-Marie Heydeck 

*Synopsis

 

In 1644 a resistance nest was built by defenseless farmers against the Swedish army approaching from the North.

700 civilists were executed and their dead bodies were thrown into a valley in Harlösa.

Since they were never burried, their traces can be found until today.

 

Denmark lost the historical province Scania to Sweden in 1648 with the end of the Thirty Years' War, one of the bloodiest conflicts in European history.

 

In the following decades the Danish so-called “Snapphanars“ kept resistance as guerilla fighters against the Sweds.

If one was caught, exucution was done by breaking wheel or impalement.

 

The two colors of the flag of Scania remind of the connection to Denmark and its belonging to Sweden.

It has been kept in remembrance by the locals. 

あらすじ


1648年にヨーロッパの歴史でも血なまぐさい紛争の1つである30年戦争、デンマークとスウェーデンの領土争いがありました。
美しい森の谷には未だに発見されていない700もの遺体が眠っていると言われています。
よって、過去はデンマークであって、現在はスウェーデンであるこの土地には、今現在、デンマークとスウェーデンに属することを連想ささせる赤と黄色で構成されたスカニアの2色の旗が存在しています。
またしかし、怪しくも偶然なのか、その美しい土地は軍隊の練習場となってしまっています。