The Skene Expedition, Parts I and II, is a project carried out during the two-weeks Ars Bioarctica residency in Kilpisjärvi, in Northern Lapland (Finland). It consists of the realization of a model for theater set representing in a miniature scale the mountain range by the subarctic Lake Kilpis (Kilpisjärvi). Once realized, the model would be carried and staged in specific locations in Kilpisjärvi area, which access would demand an intense physical effort due to the quality of the terrain or due to the extreme weather conditions of the region.
Part I – on the slopes of Fell Saana
On the hike to the Fell Saana during the first week of the residency I paid attention to a sort of wooden stage before a wooden bench put there in the middle of the mountain slopes, beside the ascending hiking trail, probably for hikers to make a pause to sight-see the « landscape » meanwhile resting from the steep ascent of the fell. The project would be triggered by the encounter with this “stage”. One week after the first hiking I came back on the site with the decor model and staged it.