maanantai 9. huhtikuuta 2018

4th and 5th Long Exposure Squares



This one would soon be overgrown. Roosevelt Island, Washington DC, June 2017


And this one will soon to be exposed to more snow. Kolari, Finnish Lapland...

lauantai 28. toukokuuta 2016

Gathering thoughts at St. Luke's Community Center, London


Lunchtime at St. Luke's Community Center 25th May. What kind of thoughts are lying around here, what thoughts are caught in my mop? I'll go and ask people...
What are you thinking about right now?

Answers were for instance: ironing, starting knitting again after 30 years, about a very warm-hearted person, "about myself", seeing grandchildren, tasty soup, vacation somewhere warm.

tiistai 12. huhtikuuta 2016

3rd Long Exposure square

Found an interesting place with nice moss...

 au travail!

Square is ready, exposure starting on 11th April. View from the corridor of Arken Library.

perjantai 12. helmikuuta 2016

Dusting thoughts

Padda de Footh did some cleaning in the Gallery Artika in Helsinki on Feb 4th. Some thoughts got caught in the wipes and the mop.



 


keskiviikko 18. marraskuuta 2015

Second long exposure square

 Getting started: here the most important tools. First I took away weed, moss and lichen. Then started to wash the stone with liquid soap and water from the Aura river.

Finished square. Exposure starting 18.11. 2015. Funny to make art by taking away something instead of always adding.

sunnuntai 8. marraskuuta 2015

Which Swedish words taste best?



I had asked some Swedish-speaking librarians to tell, which Swedish words they find most fun to pronounce. The public was able to taste these words at the pop-up-cafe at Turku city library on 5.11 (during the "Svenska veckan", the week for Swedish-speaking culture in Finland). The performing poet "Ruth Alice" was also inspired by the edible words and used them in her improvisations.

lauantai 24. lokakuuta 2015

Long exposure squares

The first exposure has started on 2nd October in a forest. After half a year I will go and see what the square has been exposed to and document it again. I will make such squares in other places too, in different cities, and see what kinds of litter the squares will gather in 6 months. Funny thoughts while "cleaning up" in a forest come to mind, like: it makes no sense to speak of litter in a forest because every fallen needle actually is part of the forest and belongs there. But I decided that the moss was the basic layer and then removed everything else from it.