Between Two Suns (2016)
HDV, stereo sound, 17m
Between Two Suns explores the restricted military outpost of Vallisaari Island, a location that has been abandoned as an environmental exclusion zone for a century. Littered with ruined buildings and discarded artillery from the 1808 Russian-Swedish war, Vallisaari’s restricted zones exist as a contaminated post-war site that have also become the richest ecosystem in southern Finland. The work investigates these layered ecologies and histories mapped within the landscape via field recording and video documentation. Through this framework the project explores what it means to move, look and listen in contested environments.
This project was supported by The Helsinki International Artist Program and The Australia Council for the Arts.