Kiihtyvän tahdin takana tähtitaivas    //     Hastening Forgets the Starry Sky

 

B-Gallery, Turku 

4.12.2019 –5.1.2020

The chickadee pecks the tealight on the table. The first snow fell yesterday. It is freezing cold and the blood in my body

feels like it is trying to escape. My feet are numb. I am looking at the deserted bird table in the middle of the snowdrift.

“The birds cannot be fed anymore,” they say. There will be problems.

A new load arrives for the second time today. We empty the boxes. Arrange and hang the items side by side.

Install the burglar alarms.

Made in China, Made in Bangladesh.

Hanging, dangling, wanting, waiting, estimating, lurking, demanding.

The persistent guilty conscience. I guess it is the burden of our times.

Hastening Forgets the Starry Sky, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old jeans

Out of Reach, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old sweatshirt

Obstacle and Disappearing Birds, 2019, earth pigments, indigo, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old trousers

I Guess it’s a Burden of Our Time, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old jeans

After a Strong Wind, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old jeans

Bad Conscience, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old cotton trousers

Breath,  2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old trousers

Threat?, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old sweatshirt

Wind is Strong but More Gentle, 2019, earth pigments, indigo, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old trousers

Crumbs and a Creaking of the Back Door, 2019, earth pigments, indigo, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old trousers

Crumbs and a Creaking of the Back Door, 2019, earth pigments, indigo, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old trousers

Wind is Strong but More Gentle, 2019, earth pigments, indigo, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old trousers

Swirl, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old cotton trousers

Reflexion, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old cotton trousers

Attempts to Change,  2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old cotton trousers

Swirl, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old cotton trousers

Reflexion, 2019, earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, agar agar, old cotton trousers

Sigh, 2019earth pigments, gum arabic tempera, old sweatshirt