Väinö Auerin Katu3 E14 R1

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

Making this piece, which is named after my first home address in Helsinki, was a very time consuming, experimental, and improvisatory experience. When finally I came to this conclusion that the wooden piece is done, I realized that maybe some sort of a documentation from the challenging process that I had gone through could be an interesting complement to the finalized object. Having that in mind, I started recalling and narrating the highlights of the process I had experienced. I recorded and edited these materials and finally presented it as one audio file that came along with the wooden piece in a solo show in Helsinki. The audience was invited to sit on a stool in front of the piece, put on the headphones and listen to my voice, narrating some fragments of my memories of the months I worked on this object. This way, I could provide my audience with more material to ponder upon while encountering the wooden piece. I wanted to show that the great deal of what an artist goes through during the creation process does not necessarily show in the final result. Especially when it comes to the type of pieces in which aesthetics, form, and composition seem to be the prominent aspects.