Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum
Cecilie Jonsson, TIdes, 2020-2021

Cecilia Jonsson - Tides (Førde Fjord) - Video

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Tides is a site-specific and multi-year project made in 2020-2021. Cecilia Jonsson (1979, SE) installs a stretched, ph-sensitive textile for a period. The sites are selected for great political, scientific, religious, or mythical interest. Jonsson then films the textile while the tide flares and springs.

The work is a reaction to the company Nordic Mining's rutile and grenade mining project in Engebøfjellet in Sunnfjord. From the planned opencast, 250 million tonnes of mining waste and chemicals can be stored in a sea landfill in the species-rich salmon fjord.

The mining project has for years created a strong debate about the serious consequences for life in and around the fjord. Of the world's 2,500 industrial mines, only 11 dump waste in the sea. Five of these are in Norway. Norway is one of three countries in the world that still issue licenses for sea landfills.

Duration: 15' 55''
The art work was purchased for the collection in 2021 with extraordinary corona funds.

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