‘between Kathmandu and here and now’
clip of 1’40” out of ongoing loop
with videoprojection, recorded at the Dattatreya Temple in Bhaktapur
blue wax light
Marie Julia Bollansee, concept, performance, projection, camera, sound, editing
People believe that this temple is constructed with the timber of only one big
old tree. The Dattatreya Temple is dedicated to the divine Trinity of
Hinduism: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
I met three guardians of this Dattatreya Temple:
The most impressive one is a big billy-goat that confronted me at the steps.
An invisible one is the old grandfather shackled to his bed inside the limbo of the sanctuary.
The third one is his grandson, the boy in charge to lead the evening ritual.
thanks to Lasanaa NexUs Culture Nepal