How will our every action change the landscape? In this project, Studio Watershore invites visitors to pick up natural objects near the woods, place them on a 54-meter-long conveyor belt, and then transport them to the grassland. The conveyor belt that cuts violently through the forest is the symbol of industrialization, accelerating every action we make as a people sculpting this earth. As visitors and artists, our actions all contribute to this misplacement of the landscape.

Installation refers to distances in long consumption chains, which means that we no longer grasp the impact of our daily decisions on distant landscapes. A small act at one end of the world can bring about significant changes elsewhere.

Unlike the perfectly functioning machines commonly used in industry, the object here exhibits characteristics typical of living beings – the machine can tire, change its pace, and even fall ill.

Attention: the installation does not work in rainy weather!

Supported by:
European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024, Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Studio Watershore is an artist duo by Taiwanese cross disciplinary artist Yu-Ching Chiang and Ying-Ting Shen, who are currently based in Rotterdam. Their works constantly explore the unique ways in which machine, human, and environment intertwine, while responding and questioning social and environmental issues.

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Photos by Epp Kubu