Vernissage 1.9.2017 @ 6-8 pm
Exhibition is open 2.9 - 14.9.2017 _ 24/7
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Seascape is a multimedia installation that takes place in Third Space and online.
The piece is viewed outside of the gallery, there is no entry into the space.
Horizon: “the line at the farthest place that you can see, where the sky seems to touch the land or sea”
/ ”the line or circle that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky.”
Horizon is an imaginary line, an illusion which grounds our perspective in space. Horizon is a limit to one’s perception. It is an apparent boundary between the earth and the sky. Sea kissing the sky. Sea-sky. Metaphorically horizon separates the known and unknow; familiar and alien, nowness and future. Yet still, the horizon never settles, it escapes the perceiver as they aim to reach it. A boundary, a line, a horizon, all are utopia.
What is a sea, a river, a human? A mistaken idea of an isolated agency. Skin is the human horizon. Human is water. The water in a river is never the same. River flows, it turns into rain, tears and sweat. Biological life is a constant circulation of water. Fertile water. Penetrating water. Holy water: part of myths and rituals in every religion.
What happens when water relocates in enormous masses - rushes over the “edges”; swallows up the soil. What happens when it runs out? A flood. Tsunami. Polar ice is melting. OCEANS ARE GETTING DEEPER. Water refugees.
National identity: the land of the thousand lakes. Landscape is a lakescape, a patriotic bedtime story. Voyage of discovery to the outer space. Human is looking for a new exoplanet. Space colonialism. Water is everywhere/nowhere. -- How could it be owned?
Drawing their inspiration from the emerging cultural discourses and theories, the newborn collective Nissinen-Yrjölä-Nissinen explores the unsettling themes of Anthropocene. Their subject matters also deal with the construction of power relations and feminist issues. The collective works with multimedia installation and spatial compositions.
Based in Helsinki, Elina Nissinen (b.1991), Iida Nissinen (b.1991) and Eero Yrjölä (b.1990) are finishing their MA theses at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.