The hunters themselves tell about their hobby that arouses emotions.
Gustaf / exhibited 4. Dec 2010–4 Jan 2015
NOW THE HUNTERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Serlachius Museum Gustaf’s exhibition bites into a hobby that arouses both emotions and controversies.
The exhibition took cameras to the forest where hunting events were filmed during two years. Through video collages we are able to follow among other things elk hunting from its first moments to the kill down.
The cameras followed the hunters in the forresta and for the exhibition Finnish hunters of different age groups with different backgrounds were interviewed: men, women, beginners and veterans. We let the hunters speak for themselves and explain their motives and opinions.
For one person the most important thing is to be able to enjoy hiking in the nature alone or with a dog, for another particularly important was the common time spent together with hunting buddies. On the video you can hear the best hunting memories and stories that are told by the campfire.
The exhibition is not an argument pleading for the hunters. We asked also about the controversies concerning hunting and different values. They also discussed the justification of hunting as well as their relation toward large carnivores.
Extra food and delicacy of the noble
In the old days hunting provided extra food to the farmhouse table. For the modern hunter the catch has smaller meaning, sometimes even non-existing, and hiking in the wilderness is most of all a hobby with social activities. The exhibition presents the change in the hunting culture. This reflects also in hunting equipment and gear from different eras.
Hunters has English and Swedish subtitles.
R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2, Mänttä
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