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  1. photo: Porin kulttuurisäätö

    photo: Porin kulttuurisäätö

    photo: Porin kulttuurisäätö

    photo: Porin kulttuurisäätö

    photo: Hanan Mahbouba 

    photo: Hanan Mahbouba 

    The Fascination With Decay, Imagination and Mystery

    three-channel video, animation, 100% cotton, coffee, egg tampera, sesame oil, coconut oil, pepper dust

    37 minutes (loop) 

    2022

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    Against the backdrop of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, The Fascination With Decay, Imagination and Mystery functions as an interlocutor between individuals, cultures and the setting that these actants operate within.

    In addition to the educational, conservational and medical values that are often attached to the present day botanical gardens, they also have equally been complicit in Economic Botany that links scientific knowledges to anthropology and the colonial powers that have exploited and commodified botanical studies to advance commercial and imperialist aspirations. 

    The three channel video work was produced over and during the exhibition Evergreen Inner Jungle curated by Porin Kulttuurisäätö, September 2021. The 37 minute (loop) video piece complicates the presence of the artworks shown over the exhibition with the charged setting that they are shown against thus, making the work a documentation of the exhibition in parallel with being a critical view of the garden itself. 

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    Outo Olo, Helsinki | Curated by Porin Kulttuurisäätö

    Fascination| Porin Kulttuurisäätö

    Video is currently on view here: Online