From an effort to a cause


Found objects

800 x 300 x 350 cm

Cable gallery HIAP,
Helsinki International Art Program
Helsinki, Finland

Metabolism: the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organisms to maintain life. As our body, the city has been metabolized by scrapping and constructing day after day. The city, Helsinki, is an easy example to understand it so that the urban activeness very obvious during the summer to avoid being covered deep with snow in winter. I am interested in the consecutive changeable situation-moving people and materials relate to the urban metabolism. When I had gotten an offer to present my work in a gallery space in the city in summer, I proposed to bring different building materials, (floor wood, window glass, steel pipe or paint cans …etc…) from the city and it placed in the gallery during my show period. In addition, I collaborated Polish Performance Artist- Tomasz Szrama with my work. I aimed to change the situation of the gallery space by his using the materials as a part of his performance.

From~ 01From-06

Photo: Juho Nikkilä