TITLE: In Remembrance of the Ice
MEDIUM: Video still from “ Year of the Ox – In a Yoke 1-2”
DIMENSIONS/RUN TIME: A preview of the video (5 min. 10 sec.) is available at http://www.av-arkki.fi/en/works/year-of-the-ox-in-a-yoke-1-2/
DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: Wrapped in a rust-coloured scarf and with a piece of wood tied to my shoulders, I sit on the Eastern shore of Harakka Island in Helsinki, approximately once a week for a year from 25 January 2009 to 6 February 2010. The piece of wood reminds me of a bone, which could be included in the Ossuary. I titled the image “In Remembrance of the Ice” to remind us of climate change, and the decrease of ice around the north pole.