Infos Artwork
  • Year: 2004
  • Place: Kitka-Fluss
  • Land: Finland (66.2586654,29.4161785) centr.
  • Category: Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna and Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins
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The triptych KITKA-RIVER of the series Museum of Nature imagines a giant canopy protecting the river Kitka in north-eastern Finland. Halso uses photomontages to reflect on ways of preserving and defending landscapes from pollution and destruction. >>

“I visualize shelters, massive buildings where big ecosystems could be stored as they are found today, in the present. These massive buildings protect forests, lakes and rivers from pollution and, more importantly, they protect nature from the actions of man himself.” (Ilkka Halso) >>

Additional source: Burchert, Linn. „Ilkka Halso – Mit Drohne und Skalpell in Finnland. Landschaftsausschnitte und Naturkonstrukte zwischen Analyse, Musealisierung und Konsum.“ Ed. Judith Elisabeth Weiss. Kunstforum International 258 (1.2019): Kunstnatur, Naturkunst. Roßdorf: TZ-Verlag. 153-159.

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