Dear walking artist,
I´m happy to inform you about the exhibition in Research Pavilion, "You
Gotta Say Yes to Another Access" in Venice (10.5.- 2.7.17).
I´m Helsinki based visual artist doing installations and environmental
works. My work "Access to Landscape" is part of the exhibition. I´m foot
writing the letter on the snow.
The work is referring to my family history, to a small minority group in
Finland. It is about reflecting a community inside the society where the
cultural identity is laid and reconstructed through a language of
ancestors. It emphasises a language, which is absorbed by vicinity of
social relations. By transcribing the letter on the snowy landscape I
use public space as a kind of archive, restoring and presenting
Here the writing is not for gaining semantic values, instead it is
performed like a symbolic act. The idea is to use the body as a writing
tool. It is inscriptions of written text laid down on the ground. It is
about existing, making and being visible. Time is pressed at least in a
double way; first it is an old document as a starting point and then a
snowy surface indicating temporality and challenging the notion of
The old document is written in Arabic script which was commonly used in
All the best,
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