Hexenbesen – Whitches´ Broom
30.03.-20.4.2019

Heli Ryhänen

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag 29.03.2019, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 31.03.2019 from 2-6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 30 March – 20 April 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten/ Opening hours: Wed-Sa 3-7pm |

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I am interested in putting into visual form subjects involving humanity: various situations in life, problem solving abilities or inabilities, attitudes to oneself, towards other people and other species. Not to mention body language, non-verbal communication and the subconscious. Emotions, joys and sorrows alike, come across from the body in many ways. Perhaps this is the reason why I have chosen human shape as a basis of my works.

In the exhibition the humanity is both present and absent in my works. Plants, mice and parts of human body interlock. The works are linked into the ephemeral qualities of life and the cycles of nature. Decaying body feeds another living creature, which in turn fades and gives birth to something new.

In the airborne work ”Witches´ Broom” a mother mouse is climbing a chain. Weather beaten plants are bare with only few leaves. Mice and other rodents are survivors. They endure also the ultimate hardships, even beyond the human existence.

Taking a line for a walk
Performance 23.03.2019

Performance and Finissage

Adaptation of Amy J. Klement’s performance in public space of the same name. Absurd overheard dialogue performed with live improvised music.

With Amy J. Klement, Marion Ruault, Leander Reininghaus, Anaïs Poulet

More information on the artists:
Marion Ruault plays doublebass, https://mariondoublebass.wixsite.com/music
Leander Reininghaus loops guitar, https://leanderreininghaus.bandcamp.com/
Amy J. Klement
http://amyjklement.com/performance/taking-a-line-for-a-walk
Anaïs Poulet
www.anaispoulet.com

Approx. length: 30 minutes

Herzlich willkommen!

*Photo credit: Luz Scherwinski*

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