Austria’s Hans Schabus presented his video Wienfluss, Wien, 16. Februar 2002 at Manifesta 4, the European Biennale of Contemporary Art, in Frankfurt in 2002. This curious work shows him piloting a flimsy Optimist-type craft down the Wien, an affluent of the Danube which flows (partly underground) through Vienna. The video follows his progress beneath the vaults of murky tunnels, where the Wien flows alternately fast and slow. Schabus looks like some curious urban adventurer, descending a domesticated stream, canalized like a sewer, with long concrete tunnels evoking an intestine. Vienna being home to Dr Freud, it is hard not to see this disturbing film in psychoanalytical terms, with internal navigation symbolizing a lengthy descent into oneself.