Jaakko Kahilaniemi / 100 Hectares of Understanding

100 Hectares of Understanding is my attempt to understand the forest I own. The project includes a variety of visualizations of my explorations. For the unknown to become familiar requires both physical and delicate acts: to nurture and to tame, to master and to yield. My photographs are testimonial, traces of my aspirations towards understanding and awareness. I am building a visual entity partly based on actual topography, partly on re-defining and re-coding the practises of forestry. I layer my images with meaning, creating a surface of depths and peaks. I aim to question, what does it mean to own nature? Taking inspiration from Fluxus and the traditions of Arte Povera, I seek to encounter the forest with a playful and open approach. 100 Hectares of Understanding consists of the objects that I’ve found, the acts that I’ve photographed, the sculptures I’ve made and visual secrets that I have created.

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