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in english OLAVI LANU OF FINLAND: A MAGICIAN OF EARTH, by Jeff W. Huebner

Olavi Lanu, who died May 11, 2015, was considered the pioneer of environmental and nature-based art in Finland, and achieved international prominence with his exhibit of earthen figures at the 1978 Venice Biennale. Although most of Lanu's artworks throughout the country's forests, fields, and lakes were meant to be transient, reflecting nature's cycles of renewal and decay and living only in thousands of photographs, some of his environmental sculptures can still be found in Finland's (and other countries') landscapes, like those in the enchanting Lanu Park in his home town of Lahti. Read Jeff Huebner's remembrance and appreciation of one of Europe's largely unrecognized "Earth art" masters.

Jeff Huebner is a Chicago-based art writer and journalist with a special interest in public art. In recent years, he has also been exploring and writing about art and nature in Finland. He’s a longtime contributor to the Chicago Reader, Public Art Review, and many other art and culture publications. His articles on Finnish art have appeared in Public Art Review, Sculpture, Art Papers, New World Finn, Finnish American Reporter, Nature Art Education (Aalto University), and Greenmuseum. He has also written or co-written several books on Chicago-area community murals, street art, and public sculptures.

 Taiteilija, professori, kuvanveistäjä Olavi Lanu menehtyi 11.05.2015 Lahden kaupunginsairaalassa 89-vuotiaana. Hän tuli kansainvälisesti tunnetuksi kuvanveistäjänä Venetsian biennaalissa 1970-luvulla. Chicagolainen taiteentutkija Jeff Hubner kävi haastattelemassa Lanua hänen viimeisinä vuosinaan. EnvironmentalArt.net sai kunnian julkaista Jeff Huebnerin artikkelin Lanun muistoksi. Kirjoitus on vain englanniksi.
http://yle.fi/uutiset/kuvanveistaja_professori_olavi_lanu_on_kuollut/7986263

Jeff Huebner sends also this youtube link


 

Climate Change - Recycling / Ilmastonmuutos - Kierrätys

SNOWBALL -open performance 2008-2018, Anne Pehkonen, climate change, recycling

in english Anne Pehkonen: SNOWBALL -open performance 2008-2018

Snowball the Symbol of the Climate Change
Snowball performance combines the participating audience and the sense of community. The performance deals with a global question bringing it closer to people, making everyone to be a part of the solution. Everyone matters to the welfare of our environment.
The performance tells about the private and shared experience, thoughts and feelings about
the climate change.
 
In the Snowball performance everyones crocheting the
strings made of white plastic bags. The crocheting combines together making a huge snowball. Year by year the ball grows bigger and bigger and carries with it a multicultural story.
Snowball is still rolling and growing – and has visited already Japan, Spain, Andorra, Sweden, Norway, Russia and Finland! www.Snowball

 Anne Pehkonen, Snowball, performance, Barcelona,
Anne Pehkonen, Snowball performance in Kioto 2008, and Barcelona 2009

  Anne Pehkonen: Snowball-yhteisöllinen performanssi 2008-2018
 
Lumipallo ilmastonmuutoksen symbolina:
Snowball- performanssissa yhdistyvät yleisön osallistuminen ja yhteisöllisyys.

Performanssi käsittelee globaalia teemaa yleisinhimisellä tasolla ja nostaa jokaisen ihmisen valintoineen ratkaisijan paikalle. Se käsittelee kokemusta, ajatuksia ja tunteita ilmastonmuutoksen hillitsemiseksi.

Snowball- performanssissa jokaisen voi osallistua virkkaamalla ketjusilmukoita valkeista muovikasseista leikatuista suikaleista. Virkatut silmukat yhdistyvät toisiinsa ja muodostavat suuren lumipallon. Lumipallo kasvaa vuodesta toiseen. Se on käynyt jo Japanissa, espanjassa, Ruotsissa, Norjassa, venäjällä ja Suomessa.
www.Snowball