Sunday, 2 March 2008

Jussi Tiainen

Land(e)scape(1999), an architectural installation by Finnish architects Casagrande & Rintala. The work is commenting on the desertion process of the Finnish countryside.

Three of these abandoned barns ‘were driven,’ the architects explained, ‘to the point where they have had to break their primeval union with the soil. Desolate, they have risen on their shanks and are swaying towards the cities of the south.’[1]

The work was awarded in the Architectural Review 's Emerging Architecture 1999 competition and selected to the Venice Biennale 2000. Land(e)scape launched the international career oF Casagrande & Rintala.[2]

The art work was set on fire by the authors in October 1999. [3]

Land(e)scape represented Finland in the New Trend or Architecture in Europe and Japan 2001 exhibitions. [4]

^ [1] - The Architectural Review: A dramatic architectural installation designed to draw attention to the plight of the Finnish countryside., 12/1999
^ [2] - Adam Mornament: When Attitude Becomes Form Contemporary -magazine 2003
^ [3] - The Architectural Review: Burning Passion., 12/1999
^ [4] - Catalog 1: Participating Architects (New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Japan 2001) , 2001