Undo is an interaction technique which is implemented in many computer programs. It erases the last change done reverting it to an older state. With the possibility of undo, users can explore and work with programs without fear of making mistakes because they can easily be undone. But there are some actions which are not stored in the undo list and so there is no possibility to undo these. Cleaning the landscape is a bittersweet and ironical intervention inspired by natural phenomena and military camouflage. Like real snow, white towels cover and hide one of the most popular icon of a defensive wall. Build to maintain a neutral position in the second world war, this ‘concrete’ elements are lying on a grazing land. Led by the influence of the post digital ‘undoing paradigm' an absurd and metaphorical erasing gesture is a poetical strategy and a questioning on history repeatings.

Cleaning the landscape

undoing by doing

Lavin, Panzersperre

2019

single chanel video installation

HD 16:9

7 min

Installation view at Curant D’Ajer, Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol, CH

still from video