Helsinki

Henna-Riikka Halonen: SPILTH

Henna-Riikka Halonen: SPILTH

Oct

12

Thu

05:53 – 05:53

10–13°C

clear sky

12-15. OCT.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 14:00-19:00
Sunday: 14:00-16:00
30′ booking slot (one person at a time) / Free
Booking here: https://vello.fi/pengerkatu7tyohuone/

The installation Spilth consists of complex materiality, in which each part is autonomous but comes together to create a landscape of altered nature. Together, a range of organic and synthetic materials that might be considered invasive or waste, create a network of meanings that is concerned with the entanglement of contemporary humans in the cycle of consumption. Spilth reveals the uncontrollable forces of the more-than-human world. They adapt, thrive, and persist, often in defiance of our attempts at containment. The materials and beings stand as enigmatic players, challenging the prevailing notions of what belongs and what is cast aside. The Speculative text acts like a prism, simultaneously connecting and projecting one signal into many, in new directions and meanings. 

Henna-Riikka Halonen is a visual artist who uses various artistic techniques and historical and cultural references, including theatre, literature, and cinema. Her works are often responses to a specific context or a site aiming to highlight our need to structure experiences as fiction to gain an understanding of them. By creating speculative systems or worlds, her work explores our relationship to materials, objects, words, and living and non-living beings. 
Halonen has worked on and produced many collaborative and large-scale projects and commissions in Israel, Ireland, France, Finland, Sweden, and the UK and has shown her work widely in international exhibitions and festivals. She graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London in 2006. She completed a Doctorate at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2020. She is currently working as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Uniarts Helsinki and a lecturer of Contemporary Art at Turku University of Applied Sciences.
www.hennahalonen.com

Accessibility:
Työhuone is located on the street level, but there is one step in the entrance. The door is 70 cm wide. 

Thu 12 Oct 2023 – 15 Oct 2023 Closed today

10–13°C

clear sky

Address:
Pengerkatu 7
00530 Helsinki