Sandstorm

27.7.2019

In July 2019 Porin kulttuurisäätö collective is opening Sandstorm, a site-specific group exhibition. Located on the infamous Yyteri Beach, the exhibition aims both to question the concept of environmental and land art, as well as to create positive ecological impact on the already protected site. Despite all of the well-meaning practices art doesn’t only create aesthetical imprints but it often ends up producing excessive amounts of waste and other surplus material. In Sandstrom the collective continues its work in redefining art and its production, taking urgent ecological and environmental questions to the center of its practice and sustainable thinking into the creative process. While creating and mediating new knowledge art is a way of exploring possibilities for living among the new climate regime and the anxiety it causes. Through the project Porin kulttuurisäätö wants to make the unique Yyteri beach visible and accessible in a new way and suggest an alternative for how we use the fragile nature around us – while enjoying the beach!

Imported by de_nil
Square shaped hall torn open. Sand beneath my feet. Standing inside post-industrial stomach. Dust covered fragments fallen from the cracked ceiling. They rest as feathers buried in the beach sand. Concrete elements laying on their backs. Chests toward the open sky. Slots, curved shapes and straightness. Thousands of kilograms of weight awaiting for lifting and embracing. The sun burns their surface. In the walls the fragile wires descend to the floor until they are absorbed inside the polyurethane foam. I put my hand on the sticky substance. A sun-shining yellow cerebral cortex with lost information inside.
I walk out from the post-industrial stomach with a plastic object in my hand, which I think suits to Sandstorm exhibition. Sand, concrete, Brutalism… I’m lost. The starting points for my artistic work are in conflict with the nature of Yyteri.

 Imported by de_nil is the result of a situation where the resources of the artist studio have almost collapsed.
I have tried to use the material resources from my shelves as long as possible. Im distressed about the fact that
I have to buy new materials for producing an artwork. I collect, photograph and archive waste. By combining these elements I get new shapes. In Sandstrom exhibition I brought up artworks, which are composed of the surplus. Over the years I have dreamed of immaterial archive, which would only have images of my artworks. Some kind of platform where I could work without heavy facilities. For a moment I was happy on Instagram until I became aware of the destructive power of visual representation. All this needs fiber-optics, data centres, computing power, satellites, energy, water… I admire how the wind blows Yyteri’s sand into my artworks. Gradually they disappear, leaving indications of their potential existence. In the midst of all this, for some reason, I start to think of Nile and its importance. How water and other nature together gave birth to the vital black sludge on the Nile beaches. Floods and sludge together enabled a culture of cultivation. As a result, education and numerous empires were born. Black sludge, water, sand, imperium, information, fiber-optics, satellites, data centres, energy, art… I dig up my phone from my pocket, because I want to exist.

Imported by de_nil (2019)
Materials: inkjet print, fiberglass wallpaper, laser print on paper, aluminum cart, polycarbonate sheet,
newsprint, wood glue, spray paint, plastic pallet, wood, pencil, tape, painted steel, overhead projector film, fabric bag,
velcro, cork, tray
(additions: hoodie, stinging nettle) 

Näköpurppura (Rhodopsin)

21.11.2018

Solo exhibition Näköpurppura (Rhodopsin) at Vanhan Raatihuoneen galleria
Turku, Finland. November 15th-December 30th 2018



Two works at the front: Fly into the darknest (2018), stone (found in Turku 2018), polyurethane foam, steel, synthetic fiber, knife, photograph prints, magnets, bark, spray paint / Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets, steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018), bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018)


Three works at the front: Two months of black plastic bags mixture I (2018), newsprint, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel / Two months of black plastic bags mixture II (2018), newsprint, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel / You sent me signals, but I was sleeping (2018) wood (found in Helsinki 2017)


Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets, steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018), bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018) / Stay away from the window (2018) inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper / Night shift is over (2018), synthetic fiber, ID card, unused prepaid and plastic holders (found in Helsinki 2017), spray paint / Chlorine will contaminate DNA (2018) neck warmer (synthetic fibre), liquid chlorine, led light


Detail of Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets,
steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018),
bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018)


Detail of Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets,
steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018),
bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018)


Detail of Sleeping bags warm hugs (2018), newspaper (SMKV-publication 2012), magnets, steel, aluminum, polyurethane foam, concrete stand coated with ceramics (found in Raisio 2018), bird feathers (found in Nuuksio 2018)


Detail of Stay away from the window (2018) inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper


Night shift is over (2018), synthetic fiber, ID card, unused prepaid and plastic holders (found in Helsinki 2017), spray paint


Detail of Night shift is over (2018), synthetic fiber, ID card, unused prepaid, plastic holders (found in Helsinki 2017), spray paint


Chlorine will contaminate DNA (2018) neck warmer (synthetic fiber), liquid chlorine, led light


We need oil to breath (2018) painted steel, inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper / Checking (night shift) (2018), sound installation 3.50 minutes, knitted polypropylene, Burdock (found in Helsinki 2017) synthetic fiber, synthetic rubber, air mattress, zinc, copper, silver, tin, Velcro fastener, aluminum, steel, phone, adhesive tape, spray paint, photograph print, 2 cup takeaway cardboard holder


Detail of We need oil to breath (2018) painted steel (found in Turku 2018), inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper


Detail of We need oil to breath (2018) painted steel (found in Turku 2018), inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper


Detail of Checking (night shift) (2018), sound installation 3.50 minutes, knitted polypropylene, Burdock (found in Helsinki 2017) synthetic fiber, synthetic rubber, air mattress, zinc, copper, silver, tin, Velcro fastener, aluminum, steel, phone, adhesive tape, spray paint, photograph print, 2 cup takeaway cardboard holder


Fly into the darknest (2018), stone (found in Turku 2018), polyurethane foam, steel, synthetic fiber, knife, photograph prints, magnets, bark, spray paint


Fly into the darknest (2018), stone (found in Turku 2018), polyurethane foam, steel, synthetic fiber, knife, photograph prints, magnets, bark, spray paint


Detail of Fly into the darknest (2018), stone (found in Turku 2018), polyurethane foam,
steel, synthetic fiber, knife, photograph prints, magnets, bark, spray paint


Two months of black plastic bags mixture I (2018), newsprint, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel


Detail of Two months of black plastic bags mixture I (2018), newsprint, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel

Two months of black plastic bags mixture II (2018), newsprint, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel


Two months of black plastic bags mixture II (2018), newspaper, polycarbonate, synthetic rubber (found in Paris 2018), steel


You sent me signals, but I was sleeping (2018) wood (found in Helsinki 2017)


Detail of You sent me signals, but I was sleeping (2018) wood (found in Helsinki 2017)


Contact microphone failure (2018), knitted polypropylene, photography print, blueback paper, steel, OSB wood panel, paint, pencil, windshield for microphone, plastic / I love your voice through hands-free (2018) knitted polypropylene, photography print, magnet, bone, bitumen, phone, steel, copper, aluminum, glue, tin foil bag, adhesive tape, sand, Xerox laser print, unknown object (found in Turku 2015), crystallisation-type hand warmers


Detail of Contact microphone failure (2018), knitted polypropylene, photography print, blueback paper, steel, OSB wood panel, paint, pencil, windshield for microphone, plastic


Detail of I love your voice through hands-free (2018) knitted polypropylene, photography print, magnet, bone, bitumen, phone, steel, copper, aluminum, glue, tin foil bag, adhesive tape, sand, Xerox laser print, unknown object (found in Turku 2015), crystallisation-type hand warmers

I love your voice through hands-free (2018) knitted polypropylene, photography print, magnet, bone, bitumen, phone, steel, copper, aluminum, glue, tin foil bag, adhesive tape, sand, Xerox laser print, unknown object (found in Turku 2015), crystallisation-type hand warmers


‘Oumuamua ghosting on retina (my eyes are closed) (2018) inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper, glass (found in Turku 2018), spray paint / I was eating French fries while getting spotted (2018) paper, takeaway cardboard for ketchup + pepper, salt, barbecue seasoning (found in Salo 2018), barbwire made of plastic and steel / Radium inside binoculars (glowing forest) (2018) stone (found in Turku 2017) steel, spray paint, polyurethane foam, photograph prints, magnet


Detail of ‘Oumuamua ghosting on retina (my eyes are closed) (2018) inkjet print on fiberglass wallpaper, glass (found in Turku 2018), spray paint


I was eating French fries while getting spotted (2018) paper, takeaway cardboard for ketchup + pepper, salt, barbecue seasoning (found in Salo 2018), barbwire made of plastic and steel / Radium inside binoculars (glowing forest) (2018) stone (found in Turku 2017) steel, spray paint, polyurethane foam, photograph prints, magnet


I was eating French fries while getting spotted (2018) paper, takeaway cardboard for ketchup
+ pepper, salt, barbecue seasoning (found in Salo 2018), barbwire made of plastic and steel


Port (2018) full HD video 6 minutes, wood, spray paint


To the left after 30 meters of running (dark tunnel) (2018) plastic, synthetic fiber


Guess what! – What?! – The door was missing (2018), laminated photograph print, adhesive tape, led light, tripod


Guess what! – What?! – The door was missing (2018), laminated photograph print, adhesive tape, led light, tripod

Altered Flakes

21.4.2018

Altered Flakes at SIC

Hi, It´s time to celebrate the past 6 years in Jätkäsaari. In this time of change, we want to come together and draw attention to the space which has defined our operation during these years. Before the upcoming renovation of the L3 warehouse, you are warmly welcome to the exhibition opening at SIC once more.

Altered Flakes exhibition is on view 21–29 April 2018. The gallery is exceptionally open every day, Monday–Friday at 14–18 and Saturday–Sunday 12–16.

See you!
SIC

Sauli Sirviö Cold War III in the Offing (2015), hand-dyed textile, metal, concrete pedestal




Niina Tervo Untitled (2015), mixed media on canvas 

Aino Lintunen Annunciation (2018), oil on canvas, Mika Palonen – (2018), tea, paper, beeswax and pigment on canvas,
Niina Tervo Untitled (2015), mixed media on canvas, Konsta Ojala Untitled (Mount Kailash) (2018), aluminum, cardboard, spray paint, acrylic, led light, fimomass, roots

Konsta Ojala Untitled (Mount Kailash) (2018), aluminum, cardboard, spray paint, acrylic, led light, fimomass, roots

Aino Lintunen Untitled (2018), oil stick on paper, Annunciation (2018), oil on canvas

Maija Luutonen B-Scroll (2015-18), air brush on paper, weights, Niina Tervo Japanilainen talo (2017), natural rubber, pigment

Timo Vaittinen Altered Flakes (2018), portrait oriented digital video

Laura Wesamaa 2012_2014_2016_2018 up down strange charm top bottom, magnifiquement (2018) oil on canvas 

Mika Palonen  (2018) pencil, beeswax, paper and pigment on canvas,  (2018), coffee, tea, pencil, colour pencil, beeswax and pigment on canvas
Niina Tervo Untitled (2015), mixed media on canvas, Mika Palonen – (2018), tea, paper, beeswax and pigment on canvas, Olli Keränen Ware (midnight) (2017), epoxy, Bogna Wisniewska All I Ever (2018), oil on canvas, chair, Maija Luutonen B-Scroll (2015-18), air brush on paper

Niina Tervo Untitled (2015), mixed media on canvas, Bogna Wisniewska All I Ever (2018), oil on canvas, chair
Installation view photos by Tuomas Linna

SIC catalog (2018), risograph, 150 copies


Sauli Sirviö Cold War III in the Offing (2015), hand-dyed textile, metal, concrete pedestal