Anthropogenic artefact found on the southern shore of Örö (2020)

 

When I was walking the shore towards the island’s southern tip I came across a dead seal. It felt like a sign to not continue any further, which I respected and headed north. Soon, at the edge of a small bay, I noticed a neon colored object glowing on the rocks. On closer inspection it turned out to be an abandoned construction jacket, a fitting symbol for the anthropogenic pressure Örö is under. Agriculture, military use and tourism have all left their mark on the island – and so has the sea.

 

Installation views from Ö – Eleven views of the Örö island at V1 & V2 gallery in Espoo, Finland.

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