AURINKO JA MAA 1990

Somero, Espoo, Kouvola, Amsterdam

In the woods of Somero, a tiny village in southern Finland, is a family owned factory where hand- made bricks are still produced. Midsummer: An artist builds a ‘line’ through a dent in an open space. Mornings he works toward sunrise, afternoons towards sunset. The central part of the ‘line’ is fired at location: clay becomes brick. Midwinter: In a gallery in Espoo (Helsinki) the fired part is exhibited together with two photos of the line. The fragment is exhibited upside down, east becoming west and vice versa., thus showing an imprint of the plants originating from Someros open spaces.