Stora Förvar – A Cave Speaks is a sound installation that explores the history of the cave Stora Förvar, located at the island Stora Karlsö outside the coast of the island Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
The cave is a hollow in the 400 million year old limestone and traces of seal hunters who lived on the island about 9 000 years ago have been found in the soil layers that make up the cave’s floor. The finds include bones, spearheads, stone axes and pit ceramic vessels. Split bones from humans have also been found probably split because people wanted to access the marrow, perhaps linked to religious rituals or cannibalism.
Felicia Sjögren uses sound to explore the coexistence of geological deep time and time of human existence in the various layers of organic material that make up the room of the cave.
The sound installation was exhibited at The Gotland Museum April 2021.