FOSSIL @ Ölands Museum
FOSSIL – Interactive sound installation of limestone at Ölands Museum
Öland rests on limestone, in many senses, and has shaped Öland´s entire existence – historically, culturally and economically. With this installation, I invite the visitor and listener to establish a broadened relationship with limestone – as a sounding carrier of Öland´s living history – with 500 million years of testimony. Can we hear Öland´s becoming through the limestone?
The artwork was composed by approximately 1 ton of limestone from Öland´s northwestern coast, and its sound composed by the stones in the installation. The installation also consists of 3 custom made speakers by Fredrik Olofsson. After the exhibition, the stones was returned to their places of origin, from Torp and Byrum.
Alexandra Nilsson – Installation and sound
Fredrik Olofsson – Programming and technical assistance
With support from
Thank you to
Magnus Wilhelmsson, Naturstenskompaniet