Hämärän maa – Nattens ekologi
Works from the Wihuri foundation collection
At Rovaniemi Art Museum
Curated by DACE – Dance Art Critical Ecology
Rickard Borgström [FI] & Rebecca Chentinell [SE]
16 December 2022 – 19 March 2023
The exhibition Hämärän maa – Nattens ekologi is a dark tale about the finitude as much as bewilderment over how inconceivably entangled life and the planet are.
At nightfall man vanishes – if they do not cease to exist, at least they dissolve, their contours become vague as the outer world starts to leak into them. In the night, their porous body intersects by invisible forces that crawl under the skin, collapsing their borders. In the darkness the individual figures are erased, as the personal life comes to an end and their body becomes an interface open for infinite currents of hardly noticeable shifts of thousands of strange bodies, merely sensed and not possible to distinguish. In the incomprehensible tremors of the loss of self, the horrifying vulnerability engulfs them as they no longer control themselves, all while they fail to separate their inner darkness from the darkness outside. Thus, the night becomes their awakening, not as a subject, but as an ecological organism, among organisms.
ARTISTS : Jesse Adveikov, Maija Albrecht, Anne-Elina Alho, Ville Andersson, Jasmin Anoschkin, Tor Arne, Tuomo Blomqvist, Pirjetta Brander, Markku Hakuri, Paavo Halonen, Mia Hamari, Simo Hannula, Hannaleena Heiska, Veikko Hirvimäki, Tapio Junno, Pekka Jylhä, Aarne Jämsä, Marja Kanervo, Eemil Karila, Kaija Kiuru, Essi Korva, Marjo Lahtinen, Tuomas Laitinen, Tiia Matikainen, Elina Merenmies, Juhana Moisander, nabbteeri, Mari Rantanen, Juri Saarikoski, Noora Schroderus, Kim Simonsson, Tommi Toija, Paavo Tolonen, Jan Kenneth Weckman and Seppo Öfverström.