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Elina Nissinen & Max Hannus: bodccast della verità

Elina Nissinen & Max Hannus: bodccast della verità

Nov

18

Fri

12:48 – 12:48

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18.–27.11.2022
Wed–Sun14-18
Opening Thursday 17.11. at 18–20, welcome!

We wanted to talk about feelings. We thought we’d make a podcast for you. So this is a kind of manual emotion talk generator, at least from one angle. 

We thought about the kind of “I got a feeling” experience. We thought that self-knowledge is knowledge. And how one uses different sources as mirrors for self-exploration. Predictions, signs, and hints can assist the navigation.

You are looking for a way into the emotional world — and when you study enough, you will find the source of truth. The Finnish word ’tunteminen’ encompasses emotions, hunches, awareness, recognitions, and tactile sensations. On a metaphorical level, feelings are often associated with the water element and fluidity. Emotions, subconsciousness, dreams, and intuition are some kind of unknown, underwater world where things change shape. The sea and deep waters are too large for human imagination to explore and grasp, but you can always try.

An antique manhole cover relocated into the aisle of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin church in Rome has gathered seekers of truth since the Middle Ages. The manhole cover is called Bocca della Verità, The Mouth of Truth, because according to the myth, it bites off the fingers of a liar. When one places their hand into its mouth, the truth is revealed. In its original use, Bocca della Verità is assumed to have depicted Oceanus, a liminal god, a kind of gatekeeper, boundary-crosser, who represents the endless stream going around the world and returning to itself. Water has passed through its eyes and mouth. The eyes and mouth are openings through which the world enters and the soul exits.

bodccast della verità
Sculpture: Elina Nissinen
Metalwork: Maija Fox
Coding and mechanics: Elias Riipinen
Curating of the prediction collection: Max Hannus
Writers: Satu Herrala, Heini Salminen, Ki Nurmenniemi, Camille Auer, Anne Norema, Magdaleena Jakkila, Milka Luhtaniemi, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Even Minn, Martta Jylhä, Sanna Hirvonen, Elina Nissinen and Max Hannus

Fri 18 Nov 2022 – 27 Nov 2022 Closed today

0–2°C

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00500 Helsinki