Örö island has been controlled by Swedish, Finnish and Russian, particularly due to its importance on military defense and national security... Read More
Örö island has been controlled by Swedish, Finnish and Russian, particularly due to its importance on military defense and national security throughout the 20th century.
From pasture to fortress and barrack, for decades the development reshaped the landscape and somehow the military restriction and maps with false information preserved the nature from further damage, which resulted in a unique environment with precious species of wild lives and vegetations.
By collecting frottages from the natural and arteficial landscapes and objects which reflect the eventful and complex historical background of Örö. Those patterns constitute of 2 images of butterfly(out of arteficial ones) and ground-to-air machine gun (out of natural ones) known as features of this island - the ugliness of civilization and beauty of nature - in a similar form of Rorschach ink-dot test. The symbolic form not only represents the perfect symmetry out of both wildlife and arteficial engineering, but also indicates the ambiguous, multifaceted facts of this former fortress island where nature and civilization have continued invading and shaping each other for centuries.