Clear-cut Preservation – As slow as the tree grows

On February 5, 2013
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Clear-cut Preservation Tree Growth Reality-show, 4-channel video installation with thoughts from forest owners, 2010 – 2080
(available also as 2-channel installation)
See the example video of tree growth in 2010 – 2011.

I have declared one hectare of clear-cutted forest to be a Clear- cut Preservation for the next 70 years. This is the time a tree grows to be big enough to be cutted in intensive forestry. The area is located in Tunnila village, Finland. Planting, thinning and timbering of the trees is forbidden. So far there have been one illegal thinning in the preservation.

I have a camera in the Clear-Cut Preservation to record tree growth. It takes still images in one hour intervals. This is probably the longest reality-show in history.


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