2013 - ongoing
The online project “Forest Journal” was started in 2013 and is still ongoing. The name is borrowed from the popular Soviet book about nature for children. The project comprises 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 carry in relation to nature (up to the denial of its existence). Over the years of its existence, Forest Journal has undergone several stages in developing its language, from quasi-scientific naturalism to symbiotic romantic poetry and careful attention to specific situations and interactions of myriad beings.
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