Bad Gateways

22.6.2016

Johannes Rantapuska & Sauli Sirviö: Bad Gateways at HAM Gallery 11.6.-24.7.2016, Helsinki, Finland

“Everyone should feel somewhat lost on a regular basis-it´s somehow healthy.”

The exhibition focuses on the areas that remain at the perimeter of our corneas, where we do not normally focus: wastelands, track yards, abandoned buildings, construction sites, industrial areas, tunnels, terminals, shacks, backwoods, rest places, dead ends and other non-areas.

When you step into these areas, time and place begin to slide in a liminal state, generating experiences and encounters. This adventure will take form at HAM Gallery as an exhibition where individual works will interpret the moods experienced along the way.

A catalogue will be available in the gallery as an exhibition guide. The catalogue consists of a dialogue between the artists about drifting from the Finnish summertime to Greek ruins, from the Finnish railways to Athens’ underground tunnels.

The exhibition has received support from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

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Bad Gateways, The Catalog Risographic-print, 140 x 195 mm, 72 pages, 1060 copies, guest writer: Jussi Kivi

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Kilju-Poltergeist (left: Redi, right: Tripla), digital print on vinyl, both 2000 x 7000 mm

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Folk Heroes & Stories, 10 different lenticular print cards displayed in acrylic card holders, 64 x 89 mm

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Useless Exercise, interactive video installation with exercise bike and projector


Bad Gateways exhibition teaser