Smoking Hot Finnskogen – Part 2

Joker, Svullrya’s very own supermarket is a co-op, owned entirely by the locals. It is the second oldest supermarket in Norway and one of the few remaining of its kind. Andreas is Joker’s golden poster boy. He has just returned to Svullrya after many years of studies and adventures, and amongst many things he has adopted since settling back, is a fashion sense that mainly focuses on the internal sunshine. Another newly acquired skill is recognising his customers just by glancing at their shopping baskets. Andreas’ Tuesday shift continued straight from Joker to a floating island in Stubblitjennet-lake.

In the following two days we zipped around talking to most everyone we came across, the mission is to harvest stories for an audio sculpture planned for the site development project. Thank you to everyone in and around Svullrya for their time and generosity: Anne Berit, May, Einar, Susanne, Andreas, the Kulblick family, Birger, Zappa, Kyrre, Peikko, Sinikka, Astrid, Liv, Nina, Tore, Hanne, Per Ivar, Morten, Mie and everyone at Joker and Ettertanken!

As the moose hunting season is just about to start, the local shooting range (just over the hill from our harmonious location) is a very busy place these days. The intense soundtrack made the three of us very operational. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Working position 6283 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Mist and aspen competing for attention.© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Anne Berit, Head of Municipal Affairs in Grue, whipped out this impressive lur for an matiné performance © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Birger Nesholen, professional advisor at The Museum of Forest Finn Culture in Norway fired up the smoke sauna and gave a lecture on its wonders and characteristics. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Astrid Noppi and this birch have grown old together. Every spring she is excited to walk past it to see whether this Grand Birch or “storbjørka” decides to push out one more flourish  of fresh new leaves © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 

 

 

 

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