Lake bodom, Part one (2010)
On June 6, 1960, 3 teenagers were murdered and one seriously wounded during their sleep while camping at Lake Bodom, 22 kilometres east of Helsinki, Finland. The murderer was never found.
The police believed the killer used a blunt, heavy object to commit the murders, most likely a stone picked up from around the surrounding campsite. These stones taken from the campsite at Lake Bodom are no longer innate objects found in nature but are now suspected weapons of murder. A stone was a tool used by our ancestors for many things, including killing. The act of murder with a stone at such close range necessitates a kind of primal human behaviour unlike what is seen in our modern society. The hand studies each stone carefully. What characteristics and features make it suitable for murder? Does the history of an object remain buried inside it?