As a person from the outside, I collected the visual material of one single village and reedited the pictures, texts and film clips in order to create new associations, relations and interpretations. The research was certainly „field work“: interacting with the people of the village, collecting their personal stories and photographs accessing private and municipal archives were a big part of the project and its material.
Visual Folklore deals with the found footage from a formal point of view, analizing its context, themes, language and photographic practise. The decontextualization of the material makes the private images and films more accessible to another audience and creates new connections. With a new order and combination, the images inherit a different level of interpretation, playfully revealing the daily life`s beauty and weirdness.