Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland in La Biennale di Venezia 2015
IC-98 are known for their animations and installations creating metaphorically charged realms of uncertain coordinates. These landscapes are shaped by interlaced forces of nature and technology, navigation and exploitation, climate and migration. In Venice the viewer is invited to enter this world. The new mixed media installation by IC-98 continues their Abendland cycle of works which, in the artists' own words, aims to "show a world without human beings, the new mutated landscape built on the remains of human civilization. This is not a paradise, not a regained pastoral existence. This is what it means to deal with the end results of the Anthropocene."
Watch Abendland (II: The Place That Was Promised), an extract of Hours, Years, Aeons.
Curator Taru Elfving speaking at the inauguration of the Finnish Pavilion on 7 May 2015.
"Hours, Years, Aeons encapsulates the artists' long-term critical investigations—from boardrooms of power and bounds of public space to ecological frontiers—in a new epic work within which matter and myth merge in the face of today's seismic shifts," says Taru Elfving.
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Photos: Katja Lösönen and Ugo Carmeni.
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