Waiting for Your Performance
Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki
11.7. – 5.8.2018
A large part of the image is covered by a withered and decaying tree trunk with gradually
disappearing birds, painted in simplified outlines, on its branches. Bright yellow earth glows
beneath the tree like a warning traffic sign.
Approximately 18 million birds die each year from flying against a window or other man-made
structures. At the same time, a large number of urban glass structures are broken as a result of
the erratic human mind. A fist hits the glass wall of a bus stop. There is a structure in-between.
Something is behind it. We see glimpses, but it fumbles away. It seems impossible to overcome
the obstacles in front of it.
The obstacle is like a black hole. Our eyes repeatedly seek to find it as if our minds were
enchanted or had even observed something sacred. It is in the center. It consumes our attention
from our surroundings – everything seems to originate from it. On the one hand we rest upon it,
and on the other we cannot stop even for a moment.
Beneath it the bright yellow earth glows like a warning traffic sign.
Unreachable, 2018, gum arabic tempera, agar-agar, cotton, 140 x 160 cm
Disappearing Birds and the Obstacle, 2018, gum arabic tempera, agar-agar, cotton, 127 x 180 cm