julien berthier excavates the centre of fitjar island
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nov 11, 2012
julien berthier excavates the centre of fitjar island


‘the centre of fitjar’ by julien berthier

 

 

french artist julien berthier was invited to exhibit on the island of fitjar in norway – he did this by excavating the centre of the island and transporting it
via a helicopter to another islet, where it remains as a permanent installation. berthier executed this project following a staunch methodology,
using the technique of balance point he found the centre of the commune of fitjar, after marking this area he hollowed out the mass of earth and air-lifted
it to another site. the project aimed to recognize the symbolic core of the village, in the most literal way possible.

 

 


the mass of earth resting atop an islet off the norwegian coast

 

 


the excavated centre of fitjar

 

 

 
GPS coordinates to the find the middle of the island

 

 


the location on a map

 

 


using the balance point method to establish the location

 

 


the marking point

 

 


removing the weighted portion of  earth

 

 

 

 


air-lifting the centre of fitjar

 

 

 

 

 

 


the land mass is now a permanent installation

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