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/ BODY-EGO /

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2016 I Cardboard, paper, clue, vax, honey. 5mx2,6mx60cm

Solo show in a shared gallery space with another artist, part of my master's thesis, Gallery Project Room, Academy of Fine Art Helsinki

This exhibition included two sculpture installations in two seperate rooms in witch both of them I used as material cardboard, paper and text. In both of the works was important to bring out the meat of the material and combine it with quotes that express the physicality in mental state. In the first work I have wrapped myself in the cardboard in order to have the measured shape of human body. After with diverse play of surface materials I illustrated those bodybacks into looking like sort of dry meat. While I was working with these shapes I was reading the book from Alexander Lowen "Language of the Body". He is psychotherapist that is using Wilhelm Reich's found method Bioenergedic analysis where physical movements and expressions are used to bring out the connection to emotions and mind. In his book he uses his patients stories anonymously to reflect and explane the functions of his treatment. I did random selections based on feeling and chose sentences or part of sentences from this book to add together with the work. Mainly from the selection I consentrated on the traumatic events in the history and memory of the patients. As a result the work became a sort of museological set up of emotional experiences that are restored in the meat of our body.