Video, 12 min
In this videowork a group of young girls move wide-eyed through dark archives of stuffed animal carcasses, skeletons and narwhal horns. As if an act of resistance, they slowly transform into fur-clad figures that climb trees, dance wildly and lay down to rest in flocks. A train suddenly rushes past in the forest, as a reminder of the world outside. The video is the result of a year’s collaboration that the artist had with a group of ten-year-old climate activists whom Johannessen has invited in as part of her work. Their gaze on the train, which suddenly rushes past in the forest, comes from a place of a kind of “inner wilderness” that exists in play. Because play, like art, is an act that can suggest what does not already exist. The soundscape is developed by Adele Kosman. The video can be presented as a 3 channel installation or as a single projection.