Analog projection, projection paint on glass
The Swedish word ur- means both a clock and the first, most ancient version of something. The prefix ur- can also be used words if one wants to emphasize that something is very extra something, like urgammal (extremely old/ancient) or ursnygg (super gorgeous).
Ur-Skog is the primary forest, the idea of the forest, the very very forest.
Ur-Skog also tells about time in the forest, time of the forest, the forest of timelessness, the forest of our time. The natural forest is timeless. At the same time, 500-year-old trees and freshly germinated flowers grow there. In the forest, the experience of time changes. Time passes more slowly in our minds.
In the forest we have more time.
What do you feel
As you move past a timeless forest?
Work commissioned by Mia Kivinen for Lux Like Kouvola 2021