The work was inspired by my years as a stay home mum: washing baby bottles, being lonely and tired, and feelings of exclusion and isolation. It was also inspired by a need to live for the very moments with my children and about my dreams of booking last minute kitchen getaways far far away . The installation consists of textiles, sound space work, and sculptures. The communal sound space work is made up by lullabies sung by mothers speaking different languages, and sounds of housework. My goal was to create a space where the experience that unites all mothers is highlighted.
I used to fish a lot with my grandpa. Sometimes we used rods but most often fishing nets. We spat over our left shoulders for luck after laying the net. Then we left the net in the sea with a bobber to mark the place. As I was rowing back to our summer cottage, I saw the bobber behind my grandpa and happily looked forward to the quiet rowing the following morning, or the evening, grandpa’s twinkling blue eyes, the scent of the glinting net coming out of the water and those few words he spoke: row gently forward, keep it there and look, let’s see what we have here?
Paper, chinese ink, c. 6 meters juterod, clothespeg
My aim was by drawing to immortalize those who sit alone on the side or peg on the streets, who we often oversee. I hang the pictures outside Kiasmas (musum of modern art) entrance, during the opening night in april. Drawings flickerd in the wind, rain threatening them. Work highlighted the difference between us and them, those who were invited to the private event and those who are always outside, fighting against conditions.
Jäämaljoja, kiinalainen tussi, paperi ja vesi