Lands of Treasure

Animation work of IC-98

Art Museum Gösta 25.9.2021—6.3.2022

The starting point of the animation work is the story of a forest elf who, when he falls, leaves behind a trail of destruction.

Lands of Treasure describes the humankind’s search for direction in this world that resulted in a climate crisis. The journey across the “treasurelands” is a ritual during which ingredients are gathered for a new story that would oppose the present and enchant the world once again.

The Turku-based artist group IC-98 consists of Patrik Söderlund (b. 1974) and Visa Suonpää (b. 1968). IC-98 received the Finnish State Prize for Art in 2009 and represented Finland at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

Image: Sampo Linkoneva

Video story

Additional information on the artwork is available here

Introduction to the animated work

Curator Eeva Ilveskoski’s presentation on the work.


Learn more about the choral piece composed for the animated work.

Photo: IC-98, Lands of Treasure, sketch.