Abandoned properties, hiding places, left behind and forgotten buildings –
all of these places I consider as the „inside pockets“ of a city.
Untapped places, which I need to explore and to resource with my own ideas,
to free myself of cultural codes and stereotypes.
Unknown places which have become even more alien to us as
a result of endless restructuring and planning.

My area of retreat is the city of Bozen with it’s „inside pockets“.
While working on my thesis I was going to find these areas and
inhabited them. Progress was achieved by identifying these areas
and making them fit to live in.
I wanted to create a special standard of living by myself.
In this way I’m was going to bring the deserted places back to life,
- for me and for visitors. The whole process was documented during half a year in wintertime, however, the main focus lies on the action.

For the first part of my movie I like to give the observer a broad overview
about various “inside pockets of the city” by showing atmospheric and emotional shots. The second part goes into detail, a zoom in,
where I report from my personal experience living in a abandoned cargo train.

I’m especially interested in the atmosphere of the places.
By leaving such places behind, humans are responsible for leading these buildings down the fateful road to decay. At their moment of escape from civillisation they become particularly attractive and valuable to me.

In addition, the reactions of the observers when they see apparently useless
and deserted places from a new perspective and suddenly notice they are full of life, are also interesting to me.

This term means the end of my project. I’m going to leave the places that I changed. They are ready to be of use for others now. What they will do with it remains uncertain.

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Participants:

Kath
E. Culurgioni
A. Stark
F. Bösch
Akim One
Martin Z.
Rene
Andi Goebel
Steffen Royal
Philipp D-Fekt
Bolzano City Bums