Metässä Diary

notes and feelings

We returned to the Suuri Pääsiäinen lake and Hietajärvi lake to visit the spirits mirrors. How to relate with the rock spirits? One way to go about is to plan your trip terribly, make a trip when it rains and stop on your way to chat and chill with tea in the forest. Arrive to the destination when it...

We headed to the Pagan mountain to enjoy the sunset over Kymi river, ponder and plan the structure of our MeTässä multimedia installation. The arriving autumn chill could be felt in the dark night and the rowan berries were hanging strong in red and orange along our walks - various depths of sour flavours were offered. We played around the...

We plant some clay pieces to the places we visit in the area. These face like objects are our way to try to materialize and connect with the spirits of the rocks, lakes and forest. Clay isn't fired, so it evolves.

Midsummer night was on it's way. It's not always easy to get to the lakes. Sometimes the roads are blocked or there are none. We ventured to Tukia lake but couldn't find a way to Kalmosaari. We passed by Harjujärvet, Iso-Musta and Valkee but decided that the place had not enough challenge for us and ended up to Suuri-Pääsiäinen (Great Easter !!?). ...

Through a forest filled with mosquitoes we ventured and found the center of the reserved area, Hietajärvi-lake. Paskonmäki, Kelkänmäki, Palosaari and little streams that connect this lake to others. Sleeping in hammocks on an island that had no name.

1.6.2021 is the day to publish our blog yay! Now we have exactly 19 months left to dedicate for the Hietajärvi2020:0057 area - the reservation has been made until 31.12.2022.

We got few days together to walk, talk, sleep, plan and with great weather explore the near by forests and deepen our senses into endless observations of the vividly sprouting spring forest world. We also found, with help of geocache maps and local ancient monument (muinaisjäännös) data an old pagan church on a mountain. During the wanders we...

It is impossible to pinpoint where this project started. Maybe it was when Meri called Tuulia and said that your neighborhood is at risk and Tuulia said that she wants to be like Amnesty (not to take action on areas that are close). Maybe it started when we first heard about the need to renew Finland´s mining policies. Maybe the...

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