Forest Journal

2013 - ongoing

The “Forest Journal” online project was started in 2013 and is still ongoing. The name is borrowed from the popular Soviet book about nature for children. The project consists of issues published on the website, each dedicated to a different experience, narrative, or concept.

The artist and his invited colleagues do not give a direct answer to the central question of the project—“What is nature?” The search instead takes place through the development of various modes and shades of interaction with nature, diverse styles of discourse about it, and different positions that a human can occupy in relation to nature (including the denial of its existence). Over the years, the Forest Journal has undergone several stages in developing its language, from quasi-scientific naturalism to symbiotic romantic poetry. It has always paid careful attention to specific situations and the interactions of myriad beings.

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