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There are no photographs of the wind. Wind is perceived as movement or felt directly on the skin but in a snapshot its effects disappear completely.

In my series of experiments I try to record the motion of the wind with the help of a tiny light bulb attached to trees or plants.

When photographed with long exposure times, the light bulb draws a fine line on the surface of the film. I have also let the trees and plants themselves work as wind recorders by giving them a piece of white paper to draw on with a marker pen attached to their branches.

Landscape - Works from Collections in Kiasma, Helsinki (2006-07)

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