Knots at Nordic Summer School
Helsinki, Finland 27.7.2020
Grounded in the universal Nordic values of equality, democracy and openness, the Nordic Summer University brings a richness through the diversity of its participants and representation from all the Nordic regions. NSU provides opportunities for participants to be challenged out of their comfort zones, participation in a non-hierarchical space and intellectual stimulation, activities during which there is a resonance between people, methods and goals. Information on the 2020 summer session: https://tracingthespirit.com/
Knots series / Solmu sarja at TUO TUO Kulttuuri Tila
Joutsa, Finland, 25.6 & 27.6.2020
Knots, a series of open art workshops which use knots as the grounds for dialogue and discovery of our inner and outer worlds. These gatherings are open to all ages and people from all walks of life. The elusive yet concrete nature of the knot has brought us together. Knot series is for people who are interested in sharing life stories, listening to other perspectives and making art from our time together. Knot series is open to everybody. The workshop will be held in both Finnish and in English. Participation is free of charge.
Knots installation / Solmuja installaatio at Kääntöpaikka
Helsinki, Finland, 7.3-30.4.2020
Since November 2019 MIELI Suomen Mielenterveys ry has been supporting Knots, a series of open art workshops which use knots as the grounds for dialogue and discovery of our inner and outer worlds. These gatherings are open to all ages and people from all walks of life. The elusive yet concrete nature of the knot has brought us together. This installation is a collection of some of the works created in workshops from November 2019 to February 2020.
Ryijy: by the stream at VS Gallery
Fiskars, Finland, 22.4-29.4.2018
Ryijy: by the stream invites people to be active participants in the artistic process. Using collected materials from the previous Ryijy installation and workshops; Ryijy: weaving wishes in 2016 and Ryijy: creating connections 2017, visitors can write down on fabric their wishes, hopes, and fears and then weave these words into a collectively constructed rug.
Ryijy: deepening knots at Fiskars AiR
Fiskars, Finland, 1.4-1.5.2018
My residency at Fiskars AiR is titled Ryijy: deepening knots. This will be the first time Ryijy travels outside of Helsinki, which is why the subtitle for the installation in Fiskars is titled ‘deepening knots’. Through discussion and open dialogue around the loom, I am positive deeper connections will be made and hidden stories will be revealed.
Ryijy: creating connections at Stoa Gallery
Helsinki, Finland, 12.6-26.7.2017
Ryijy: creating connections comes to Stoa gallery this summer! This installation creates a space of togetherness through words, images, and weaving. One can choose to share their hopes, dreams, and fears by writing them on the ribbons. The option to start weaving these thoughts will be available, as well. This installation offers ways to create through building and challenges the idea of how through deconstruction we can construct.
Ryijy: weaving wishes at Maailma Kylässä
Helsinki, Finland, 28-29.5.2016
Be heard! Behind the Finnish National Theatre, you'll find recycled fabric, on which you may write or draw your hopes, dreams, or fears. Have a seat, this moment is for you to reveal what you have not yet voiced. Over time, your thoughts will fill the installation space creating togetherness through participation. The material collected will later be used to make a Finnish traditional rug, a ryijy, composed of public secrets. Each secret is of equal value and lives on.