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    1. Witches broom
    A camera obscura installation in the window.
    The branches of a birch tree full of witches brooms are pictured on the screen of a camera obscura, a small black box attached to the window, showing an upside-down image of the world outside. The swinging of the branches in the wind can be watched in real time through this camera obscura like in a TV- monitor. A series of pinhole camera pictures showing the same birch tree in various wind conditions is part of the installation. In these pinhole photographs the movements of the branches are captured as foggy traces whereas the contours of the immobile stem stay sharp.