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Clear cut

Jack Gordon - May 5, 2018 - 0 comments

Clear Cut

Clear Cut

In the summer of 2011 Joakim Kaminsky and Maria Poll went into the deep forests of Medelpad in northern Sweden. With them they brought 15 meters of mirror coated fabric hoping to create an installation that would help them interpret the life cycle, light and reflections of this northern pine forest.

However eternal it may seem this is not a natural forest. Like 90%* of the forests in Sweden it is used for forestry consequently being continuously grown and chopped down in an about 60 years life cycles.

By draping the fabric around the tree trunks we wanted to connect these trees to time. We wanted the installation to became a memory of earlier generations of pine trees that have stood here and a forecast of the clear cut that will soon replace these trees. Perhaps the mirrors could also absorb the light, colors and smells of this place and save it for the future, at least in a place in us?

Joakim and Maria stayed in the forest during a day and a night observing how the installation changed in dialogue with its surroundings; during midday, as the sun set, as a mist came in, during the dark night and as the sun rose. Then they left, leaving no trace.

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