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Hybrid Twining

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In Elina Aalto´s Hybrid Twining project willow bark is used to twine together detonation fuse found at an abandoned quarry and the Helsinki shoreline. The colourful plastic debris is at the same time beautiful and destructive. The weaving together of the earth-made with the man-(un)made is a small gesture to acknowledge the damage we humans do and nature’s ability to heal. The seasonal aspect of bark gathering, the foraging of the plastic and the meditative act of twining the two together are an important aspect of the project.

Willow bark, discarded detonation fuse