Joen Laulu (River Song)
Installation, 2014

River stones and aluminum pipes
Dimensions variable

Resting on the rocks that have been dragged, washed, and slowly carved through the ages in the bed of the river, traces of the past announce to be still among us. Those are primal sculptures in a constant process of transformation, relocation, resignification. The work discusses the abyss between the geological and the human time scale perception while looking for hidden pieces of the distant past which transport the action of the ages around itself. When lifted up over the surface of the water revealing their current shape and position, the work interrupts this journey and allow considerations about the rock as a time capsule, a body-container of ancient fragments already carved away and still immersed in an uncertain destiny.