Mapping memories: river Krka

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The project is based on interviews with local inhabitants living along the Krka River.

The project is designed exclusively from the point of exploring the river as a water body, which flows “through space and time of human existence”. It leaves traces behind it, which are so-called “traces of nature and man”. Therefore, the importance of coexistence, history and the ethnography of the river, created by water and man.

The idea behind the project was influenced by the exploration of the Dutch dock of the river Lek. I was inspired by the always changing landscape and exploration of layers and its ingredients. My questions were based on human and rivers history, which was co-created.

Walking and mapping is intertwined in a variety of ways, depending on the shape and the content, combined with the stories of nature (a certain location) and of a person.


“The real problem of todays rivers is their captivity in the cities; people are  regulating their flow by dams and hydroelectric power plants, which are turning wild and free flow of sediments into “slow moving lakes”. Rivers are also polluted by many factories, chemical waste and plastic of course. Therefore, their function is taken away or even mislooked in order to be avaliable for turism and sports.”

 


 

Stories of the river Krka and its human population are therefore essential, or as a foundation of this type of project. Answers to questions related to millers, kayaking, life in Kostanjevica and Novo Mesto, testify to the changes of the Krka River and the person living along it; child memories of turbulent flights on the river, life in floodplains, ecological circle of mill and river, and the development of the city between the branches of the river.

Sound recordings, anonymous narrators will listen to performers through a walk along the Župančič embankment. The walk  began at the station “Pumpenca” (below the train station of NM) and finish at the Kandijski most  (bridge).

 

 


 

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