Frostballade (frozen ballad)
The Trivial Pursuit of Happiness - Self-Experiment No 5 / the power of nature
video, 14'31'' Min., sound, language: english
In my research about happiness I often found the advice to expose oneself to nature and feel the positive power.
For quite some time I was longing to see the northern lights. And luckily I had the chance to make a short expedition into the north of Canada. There I saw a few times this amazing Aurora Borealis. But during this journey I was also confronted with the tough every day life of an indigenous Montagnais family in northern Quebec. I was allowed to accompany them hunting for caribous and fishing in a very cold area. Almost all my romantic ideas about the life of the native Canadians were adjusted towards reality. A ballad.