Wooden Piece & an Audio
Alder Wood
L: 110cm, W:45cm, H:35cm
Third Space Gallery
In Honor of The Skinny Horses, Mango’s Stone & Some Random Plants
Helsinki, 2017

Inside Out is a series of nine object-oriented performances, presented in the fourth edition of OBJEKTI group exhibition, 2018. My piece was a metal box (200cm L. 100cm W. 100cm H.), placed on top of four wooden logs and located next to the pond of Kirkkojärvi in Espoon keskus. The schedule of the performances was also printed for the by-passers on a sign next to the piece.

For each performance, I used to crawl inside the box through the hidden entrance underneath it and sculpt the five metal surfaces of the box from inside by beating them with a mallet. In total, I spent around 10 hours inside the box which sometimes were super hot because of the sun and sometimes extremely moist due to the rain. My strikes and movements from inside plus the environmental factors, including the weather conditions and vandalism, from outside, gradually affected the box during its three months of being on display and shaped the final look of the piece for the closing ceremony.