Fanny Carinasdotter, Anja Örn, Tomas Örn A place disappearance, 2020.jpg
Fanny Carinasdotter, Anja Örn, Tomas Örn
A place disappearance, 2020
Film, copper plates and photography
Commissioned by ArkDes and Konstmuseet i Norr with support by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Sound: Robert Pörschke
While the focus is often put in buildings in the relocation of Kiruna, A place disappearance describes the movement of nature that also takes place around the extractive efforts in the north of Sweden. Focusing on 22 of the trees relocated from an ancient forest surrounding the copper mine in Aitik, the installation puts in dialogue different forms of movement: The scientific community collecting data from the dead wood, the emptied natural spaces left behind that become places of worship, and the transformation of the villages of Sakajärvi and Liikavaara where people need to leave their homes behind due to the mining expansion.