Sonntag, 14. April 2019, 23:03 - 0:00, Ö1

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"Ein Ort, der nicht existiert"
by Angelica Castelló and Nicolás Spencer

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In 2017, a group of artists travelled to the most southern point of South America, to the Isla de Hornos...

What four days were supposed to be, became twelve, due to the weather...



An almost deserted island, a house, a lighthouse, a meteorological station, a small chapel and a "military family", who look after the island for over a year, pass on the weather forecast 4 times a day and exercise sovereignty.

We are here at Cape Horn, the southernmost place in America, the southernmost place in the world.
The island is the most distant place on the continent. There lives a family, a member of the Chilean Navy with his wife and children, before it is replaced again in one year.


The ground on the island is mossy and soft, so that one has the feeling never to step on a ground, but to glide over green mysterious clouds and lying sleeping bushy trees. The flora radiates austerity and decisiveness, only in this way can it survive in the harsh weather... the few animals rarely show themselves... shy, lonely ... hermit ...




In winter it gets rougher here because there is much more wind, the island is characterized by very strong winds. In my time here I could experience 270 / 280 km per hour over several days. Water and wind...
The silence only exists in the soul never in the ears, the visible islands are uninhabited ...
You can look towards Antarctica and think... one would be very close to the end of the world.


Water and wind...
The silence only exists in the soul never in the ears, the visible islands are uninhabited ...
You can look towards Antarctica and think... one would be very close to the end of the world.

Staying here in the house means that the children and I can't go out. It is not possible because the wind is so strong that you fly away. If you are not aware of the precautions, it is impossible to go out.

You want to lose yourself there, stay there forever, to be able to talk slowly with the spirits of this island, with the indigenous people (the Yamana), the colonizers, the warlords (the Europeans), the adventurers... .



One floats over this island, feels the power of the wind and whistles, hears the voices and recognizes the beings next to him.... and wonders if this place really exists at all...

History of a journey to emptiness... a journey to the Isla de Hornos in Chile.
A journey that has extended and remained in the wind, in the drift.
A journey to storm and sound.
And a return through sound to a non-existent place.

Thanks to Armada de Chile, Arriagada Familie, Austral Broom (Schifffahrt, CL) Nationalrat der Kulturen und Künste T das Erbe Chiles, BKA, Austromechana (SKE, AT), Nationalrat für Kultur und Kunst (CNCA, CL).