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The International Geological Congress, held in Cape Town in September 2016, decided to propose that the humanity has now left behind the Holocene, a geological era the globe has gone through since the last ice age, and entered a new epoch, named the Anthropocene. In the Anthropocene, the human influence on the earth is so great, that the change is irreversible, in a sense a point of no return.

”Crossings” documents the crossing of that threshold. The melting icebergs leave the glacier, flow down the glacier river to cross and meet the ocean, become water once more.

  • Lasse Lecklin
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 28, 2016
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    Digital, 4K
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Director Biography - Lasse Lecklin

Lasse Lecklin (b. 1982) is a Finnish photographer from Helsinki.

Master of Arts in photography in 2015 from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Lecklin has previously also studied photojournalism at Tampere University, photography in Konstfack College of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm and in the School of Visual Arts in New York, and fine arts at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Lasse Lecklin’s first solo shows took place in 2012. His works have been displayed at several group exhibitions and festivals in Finland, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

His latest solo show Expedition took place at the Photographic Center Nykyaika in Tampere, Finland, in January 2016, and dealt the themes of human’s relation and effects on nature. The video and photographic works are a result of a collaboration with natural scientists especially on the arctic areas and they form a body of work crossing between arts and sciences. He is also a member of the collective SubZero - Thematic Network on Communicating Arctic Research.

Currently Lecklin is showing his new project entitled The Most Beautiful Nuclear Power Plants in Europe in a solo show at the MUU Gallery in Helsinki in October – November 2016. The project was also recently nominated as one of the eight finalist series – out of 3200 entries – in the ZEISS Photography Awards 2016, and was shown at the Sony World Photography Exhibition at Somerset House in London, in April – May 2016.

As a logical continuation to these projects, Lasse Lecklin has started to work on a new body of work, concentrating on mining and the use of natural resources, as well as energy production and consumption. New works of this body of work realized in Finland, Sweden and Iceland will be premiering in 2017-2018.

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Director Statement

Identity of a place, constructed environment and the connection of human being to the nature are in the core of Lasse Lecklin's interest. His mediums are photography and video, and he works often on the field between documentary and conceptual art. Seriality and precision are distinctive for his work.