As everybody knows, the nature has gone into bad shape.
It must be renovated!
Restoration by Ilkka Halso: My project approaches the restoration of nature in the means of technology and science. I show Ironic visions of mans relation to nature and his confidence in technology in solving problems caused by his own activities
I have built fictive restoration sites. Scaffoldings are covering objects of nature instead of houses and man-made objects. Trees, boulders, rock faces and fields are under repair.
Scaffoldings in the landscape: Modular “toybricks” come up from chaotic order of nature. A new geometrical space conquers landscape. I seek consciously monumental approach to my subjects. Scaffoldings and artificial lightning settings highlight and frame nature objects and detach them from context of everyday life. The object of nature and construction site that surrounds it form together a colossal installation.
All images by Ilkka Halso.
Ilkka Halso, was born in 1965 in Orimattila, Finland. Graduated at University of Art and Design in Helsinki (UIAH) in 1992, he has been awarded with the Nuori Suomi, Finnish Art prize, 1994, and William Thuring prize, 2006. His work has been exhibited internationally in several museums, art galleries and art festivals.