1000 WHITE FLAGS
Koli National Park, Finland
Landscape installation created as a protest against the development of Finland's Kolin National Park as a cross-country ski resort. In the summer of 2000, after collecting unwanted sheets from psychiatric hospitals around the country Casagrande & Rintala made 1000 White Flags to punctuate the verdant landscape of one ski-slope as a gesture of surrender to insanity. The anarchic environmental art work won the first price of the national landscape art competition Settlement and launched the natural restoration process of the national park’s ancient forests.