In One Hundred Years All Is Forgotten
By Eivind H Natvig
The concept of the future feels abstract. Even as we discover the impact of past sins, most of us live with little regard of what negligence will be harvested by future generations.
The Natural beauty of the Nordic countries has turned many of its people into nature romantics and inspired them to create laws to ensure everyone’s unrestricted access to it. The Lofoten Archipelago is a stunning place of natural beauty and a unique region for fish, birds and mammals alike. But there is also oil. The debate about drilling for oil has been a hot topic for years. This vulnerable region is already suffering from copious amounts of ocean plastic, heavy metals in the animals living there and an influx of tourists far beyond both human and natural capacity. Eivind H. Natvig’s project documents the contemporary footprints of an ever-expanding humanity in the pristine arctic landscapes. Thus pinpointing not only a local, but a regional and global environmental issue.
Eivind H. Natvig (b. 1978) has received numerous grants to support his work from the Fritt Ord Foundation, Arts Council Norway and others. His work has been exhibited at institutions as Deichtorhallen, Fondation Gulbenkian (Paris), Trondheim Art Museum, Perspektivet Museum, Nobels Peace Center as well as shown at festivals and venues worldwide. The monograph You Are Here Now was released on Tartaruga Press in 2014. He moved to the Lofoten archipelago in 2012 to focus on long-term projects at home.