Longing for love and acceptance gets us to pursue the company of others. However, we tend to let some people closer than others. The same principles and rules do not apply to everyone.
Rakastetuksi ja hyväksytyksi tulemisen kaipuu ajaa meitä etsimään toistemme läheisyyttä. Toisen ihmisen päästää kuitenkin helpommin lähelleen kuin toisen. Lähtökohdat ja säännöt eivät ole kaikille samat.
Before the single channel work, there was an installation based on the same game game familiar from the childhood.
The game is used as a metaphor for people’s social relationships.
One part of the installation is an interactive game.
The installation was part of the solo exhibition “Event Horizon”
It consist of two art works; Mirror and Home With Sex.
”Seksillä kotiin” is a study on people’s inner speech and messages that do not get through the way we want them to.
Solo exhibition ”Event Horizon” examines one of the basic needs of human beings: intimacy. The whole consists of two video installations: ”Mirror” and ”Home With Sex”. Longing for intimacy is part of the need to be seen and understood. It is part of the need to be near someone both physically and mentally.
As media artist I try to bring forward people’s reactions in situations of encounter through various games and acting methods. My instrument is moving picture and my form installation. I seek reduced expression. By using different methods and games, I try to make the performers forget themselves and let the subtle hints of their bodies and expressions reveal their inner worlds in the present moment.
Group Exhibition: Art Fair Suomi 2019
Group Exhibition: Muu Gaala, Gaala Replay, Muu Galleria, Helsinki and Juhlat/Bileet/Party/Fest/Hïeje, Taidemuseo Ahjo, Joensuu
Solo Exhibition: Tapahtumahorisontti / Event Horizon Seinäjoki Art Hall / Seinäjoen Taidehalli, 2016
Solo Exhibition: Tapahtumahorisontti / Event Horizon Art Center Mältinranta / Taidekeskus Mältinranta, 2016
Group Exhibition: Art Fair Suomi 2015
Solo Exhibition: Tapahtumahorisontti / Event Horizon Galleria Huuto, 2014
Photos: Seinäjoki Art Hall, Miika Vainionkulma; Art Center Mältinranta, Taru Kunnari; Poster, Marjo Viitala & Esa Laukkanen
Tapahtumahorisontti / Event Horizon / Bothnia Biennale moods captured by Tomi Saarijärvi