The argument that is often heard today is that man has lost his sensitivity to nature.
What does the lake say? Can the answer be heard, seen, experienced? Can the fluctuograms tell us something?
Are they simple, scientific diagrams or something more? Are they self-portraits of the lake? A letter to humanity? Sheet music for a punk song? Poetic pieces nonsense?
The work was originally made for Agenda Art - For the Future!, a group exhibition together with 16 other young artists from the Nordic countries during 2022. The exhibition got canceled, but the work keeps living and is growing in pieces and places.
A filmed documentation of the process (60 seconds long) can be seen through this link. A longer version in HD quality is availabe upon request.
The conceptual work Language of the Lake is built around the fluktuograph.
The name of the instrument built from waste material comes from the Latin fluctus (wave; undulation) and the Greek graphei (writing).
A fluctuograph draws the movement of waves on paper with a pen attached to a piece of board floating in water with paper on top. In a way, it works according to the same principles as a seismograph - an instrument that records the movements of the earth's crust.