Works

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WEIGHT OF FABRIC

2023. Exhibition at Galleria Huuto, Helsinki and Galleria Rajatila, Tampere.

Weight of fabric -exhibition is composed of parts created with mixed methods and materials. Textile- and video-based pieces convey information on garments, their manufacturing processes, acquisition, use, and disposal. As a part of the exhibition, there are Instagram posts that are made on certain pieces of clothing, challenging their manufacturers to be more transparent on their business models. The exhibition also hosts a workshop, where visitors may stitch nature themed clothes patches.

21 841 GRAMS OF WASTE

2018–2022. Used accessories, clothes and shoes, a printed material list and a one channel video.

For the artwork 21 841 grams of waste I emptied my wardrobe from accessories, clothes and shoes which had been there without any use, just waiting for recycling or disposing. I made notes of the information I discovered from these items, and complemented that with info I could find via web and from my memory. I measured these items and then dismantled them by cutting and ripping. From this process sprang up both immaterial and material substance which I transformed first into a textile sculpture, a two channel video and a printed publication. I have developed this artwork by remaking the textile sculpture and extending the printed material list. The work has been on display in three versions.

CONSUMER INTERVENTION

2020. Exhibition at B-galleria, Turku.

Consumer Intervention was on display at B-galleria during November 2020. That exhibition was an artistic intervention to my consumption, and the beginning of becoming aware of how my consumption habits influence the world and what kind of problems are associated with it. The exhibition consisted of three artworks which two of them were videoinstallations and one of them was made by various methods. Through my artworks, I explored my consumption habits, my beauty products and clothes, and looked at myself as a part of the global market economy. My artistic work for this exhibition was supported by TOP-Säätiö and The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund.

DISEMBOWELING MY OLD FRIEND DANIEL

2019. One channel video and the remains of a purse. 00:15:35, stereo.

In the video I disassemble my old handbag. Through this act, I lead the viewer to consider the valuation and consumption of items and the life cycle of goods. The video is shown on a screen and the remains of the bag are placed near the video on a pedestal.

TO BE SEEN

2017. Exhibition at Köysirata Gallery, Turku.

To Be Seen is an ensemble of four video pieces, each of which creates a perspective on beauty routines. In the beginning, I tried to document evidence of my femininity, but later I was more interested in why am I doing these beauty routines in the first place. Among other things, I considered how social norms, particularly ideals and anti-ideals about the feminine body, can reach an individual’s private space. This is present in the ways how I see my body and how I treat it. I also questioned the importance of beauty routines in my life generally.