Helsinki

Ewa Górzna & Katarzyna Miron: WATCHFUL

Ewa Górzna & Katarzyna Miron: WATCHFUL

Feb

02

Fri

05:54 – 05:54

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2.2. — 25.2.2024

Watchful is a video installation exploring the relationship between human and nature and our coexistence with other species.

The work reflects on the people’s desire to approach, observe and comprehend their non-human neighbours in the wilderness and at the same time, it relates to the human disturbing interference in the environment.

It is a journey through diverse terrestrial and aquatic habitats, guided by non-human protagonists. Wild animals’ presence and viewpoints are emphasized in an artistic attempt to create animal-focused storytelling and balance the typically human oriented relationship between a man and a wild animal.

The video installation combines documentary footage with expanded, narrative soundscape where multiple sonic stories resonate and intertwine. Real-life scenes unfold simultaneously on several screens in a dreamlike manner, revealing unexpected interspecies encounters and various points of views.

Watchful is our fourth collaborative documentary project exploring human and non-human relationship following three short films: Encounter (2016), From a distance (2020) and Surround (2022).

The exhibition has been supported by Kone Foundation, AVEK and Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike).

Ewa Górzna and Katarzyna Miron are visual artists working together in the field of moving image. In their artistic practice they are interested in human relationship with nature and our coexistence with other species. Their artistic methodology balances on the border between observatory documentary and fiction, exploring various forms of visual and sound narratives. Both artists hold Master of Fine Arts degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Their films and installations have been shown at various exhibitions in Finland and abroad and screened on numerous international film and video festivals. Currently they live and work in Helsinki.

Fri 02 Feb 2024 – 25 Feb 2024 Closed today

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