Les Schließer

Walden is Not at Home

The work refers to Henry David Thoreau’s autobigraphical work Walden (1845). At the beginning of the Industrial Age, he spent two years in a log cabin in the forests of Massachusetts to experiment with an alternative lifestyle. Schließer, whose main figure in this video circles a simple dwelling in vain, describes the ideal site as abandoned: “Walden Is Not at Home is slapstick about the loss of utopias and the gap that remains.”