Land(e)scape

 

Savonlinna, Finland

Architectonic landscape installation

Realized 1999

Three abandoned barnhouses lifted on wooden legs to be able to follow their farmers to the cities.
The barns were set on fire during a traditional slaughter carnival by dancer Reijo Kela.

The work was both a celebration of the traditional Finnish landscape and farming practices, and a comment on the desertification process of the Finnish countryside, the fastest in the EU.


The Architectural Review, Dec 1999