Mattias Bäcklin

                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                            Exoville

                                                                                           I recorded it in a filmstudio in Äleklinta using fogmachines and ledlights where i built the "ville" on spot with cardboards and clay at a size of 3x3 meters and a height of 1 meter . Äleklinta is 

                                                                                            located in  the north of Öland and is one of   the  few places in Sweden that you can find stagbeetles. I went out in the big oak forests in the surroundings and after a couple of

                                                                                          days of intense searching i managed to find seven males. I took them to the studio  for a week and used them as actors before i released them.

                                                                                           Exosleleton is the name of the beetles skeleton wich purpose is to both expose and protect.

 

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Äleklinta studio  photos Malin Zimm