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Milka Luhtaniemi & Mara Kirchberg: Links and Loops

Milka Luhtaniemi & Mara Kirchberg: Links and Loops

K17

Dec

09

Sat

04:56 – 04:56

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9.–17.12.2023

Links and Loops is a site-responsive exhibition by poet and multidisciplinary artist Milka Luhtaniemi (Helsinki) and multidisciplinary artist Mara Kirchberg (Tallinn). It’s an installative environment and spatial meditation that includes sculptural gestures, sound and text.

It weaves together connections and links, building its thinking on an ecofeminist notion of the importance of connection over splitting and separation. It is interested in different relations that arise out of rhythms of symbiosis, co-existence, interdependence. What arises out of them are art/life practices, loops, continuities and flows.

How to connect what is seemingly separate and particular? What sustains, suspends and keeps things together? What falls apart?

The exhibition will be open on two weekends in Sipoo at the K17 – Space for Art and Ecology. The opening will be on Saturday 9th December at 2pm–5pm. At 4.00pm, there will be an opening performance that will make use of darkness.

There is a direct bus 788 from Helsinki Railway Station to the K17 location.
K17 accessibility info

The opening days & hours:
Sat 9.12. at 2pm–5pm
Sun 10.12. at 12pm–4pm
Sat 16.12. at 12pm–4pm
Sun 17.12. at 12pm–4pm

The artists have been supported by Tuo Tuo residency.

Milka Luhtaniemi is a poet and multidisciplinary artist. She graduated from the Theatre Academy from dramaturgy in 2020. Her debut book of poetry Kirnu (‘Churn’) came out in 2021 published by Gummerus and her second book Tauoton (‘Unceasing’) will come out in early 2024. Her performative installations have been performed in Mad House in 2020 (Tyyntyminen) and Titanik-gallery in 2021 (Buoyancy). She has shown installations in Contemporary Art Centre Muu, Oksasenkatu 11 gallery, B-galleria and Forum Box. Milka is interested in her poetics to examine the sensory explorations of a moving body within a splitting time, space and matter.

Mara Kirchberg is a transdisciplinary artist in the field of sculpture, installation and performance currently based in Tallinn (EST). She studied Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Giessen (GER) and is currently in her last year of the MA Contemporary Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts where she received the Young Sculptor Award this year. Her work combines the goos and guts of living bodies with the artificiality of industrial machines, reflecting on the fragility of life and the robustness of its environment.

K17

Sat 09 Dec 2023 – 17 Dec 2023 Closed today

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Address:
Pilvilinnantie 2, 04130 Sipoo