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Resi-dual – Mara Kirchberg and Milka Luhtaniemi

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Resi-dual – Mara Kirchberg and Milka Luhtaniemi


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Resi-dual is an exhibition by cross-disciplinary artist Mara Kirchberg (Tallinn) and poet Milka Luhtaniemi (Helsinki). The artists have been interested in working with the concept of dualities, and softening these dualities into forms of co-existences. The works subtly reference the discordant residues of an oil-driven economy whilst dreaming of richer textures of co-existing with biological life.

The installations and sculptures of Mara Kirchberg reference moments in which systems break down or are temporarily out of order; she has worked with synthetic membranes and PVC hoses traversed by dysfunctional car fluids composing bodies that seem to breathe, leak and co-mingle like biological bodies. Kirchberg’s works in the exhibition are fragments of a larger body of work living off residues from its animate state, sitting in silence and resting before reconnecting to the cycle.

The text works of Milka Luhtaniemi speak to the precarious nature of day and night cycles, folding together the ideas of day and night with the tangible growth cycles of plant life and fungi, bridging the gap between what could be understood as the divide between day (reason) and night (the body). Luhtaniemi will show two works in the exhibition: one a printed textile work and the other a publication called Päiväkirja (The Book of Days). The graphic design of the publication is by Aliisa Perikangas.

https://maatilaprojectspace.com/

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Resi-dual is a joint exhibition by cross-disciplinary artist and sculptor Mara Kirchberg (Tallinn) and poet Milka Luhtaniemi (Helsinki). Artists have worked on the concept of duality and softened dualisms into different forms of coexistence. The works comment on the conflicting remnants of an oil-dependent economy while dreaming of how to coexist with living nature and its deep textures.

Mara Kirchberg’s installations and sculptures refer to moments when systems break down or are momentarily damaged; He has worked with synthetic films and PVC hoses, through which motor fluids form bodies that breathe, leak and entangle with each other like biological bodies. The works in Kirchberg’s exhibition are part of a larger body of works that shape the so-called living remains, resting in silence and silence before returning to circulation.

Milka Luhtaniemi’s textual works talk about the fragile cycles of day and night. They fold together the idea of night and day and the material growth cycles of plants and fungi. The works bridge the dualistic division between day (mind) and night (body). Luhtaniemi has two works in the exhibition, a printed textile work and a publication called Diary. The graphic design of the publication is by Aliisa Perikangas.

https://maatilaprojectspace.com/