Bosque de la Esperanza is a project and an art-commission by Aleksi Wildhagen and Patrik Entian. The project was commissioned to us by the energy company Skagerak Energi AS, for us to decorate their new administration building in Porsgrunn.
For that reason we set off to find the source of the energy company needs, the Water, and ended up on Spains highest mountain, the Mount Teide.
Equipped with pick, shovel and measuring tape and dressed up in Skagerak Energi 1940s coveralls and work helmets, we went out on a pseudo-exploration in the pine forests and at the moon like water-less landscape, at two and three thousand meters of altitude on Spains proud and highest mountain. Where is the water source? Exactly?
The seven day long session was documented with a hard working camera wired with a self-timer. The end result consists of a large scale photographic tapestry mounted in a café- and restroom in one part of the building and a large scale diptych painting, ten small paintings and a framed poem in a meeting- and seminar room, made after we got home from Tenerife. (Poem in norswedian here: teide100-pa%cc%8a-leting-etter-vannkilden)