The Finnish artist duo IC-98 consists of Visa Suonpää and Patrik Söderlund. Their video work Abendland (Hours, Years, Aeons) was bought for the Västerås konstmuseum collection in 2016. It was first exhibited as Finland’s contribution at the Venice Biennale in 2015.
Abendland (Hours, Years, Aeons) features an old tree that creaks alarmingly and appears to be disintegrating. Classic drawings are combined with digital technology in black-and-white animations, revealing a world where civilisation is abandoned by man. Nature is once again expanding in this meditative narrative about the future of the earth.