My photo from the series The Only Happiness I Know Is Sad Happy is curated by Susan Bright to Der Greif’s Guest Room online exhibition. I am especially pleased how nice comparison my photograph makes with Maria Petranko’s work. Both published on 20th November 2017.
Linkistä avautuu kirjoittamani arvio “Omer Fastin näyttely Belgiassa on esityksellistä katoamista ja uudelleen rakentamista”. Julkaistu Mustekala.info 8.11.2017.
Last spring I had the honor to work in Frans Masereel Centrum (Kasterlee, Belgium). I was doing some experiments with photopolymer, a technique I had last used when I was an art student. As a result, I created a small series of photopolymer prints of a lens-based performances I did during my stay in Kasterlee. The final form of the project is still open, and the work is in process. The outcome might be something combining text with the prints, and/or juxtaposing black and white polymer prints with color photography… In a link below, you’ll find an example of one of the photopolymers.
“Frans Masereel Centre is a place where national and international artists, researchers and graphic designers reside, meet and experiment. Frans Masereel Centre (1972) offers residencies and a working space to graphic designers, artists and critics who want to work with intaglio, relief printing, screen print or lithography, or who want to investigate the relationship of graphics with other visual arts. The focus is on creation and experimentation in the workshop.”
You are warmly welcomed to attend an artist talk of Eeva-Mari Haikala at Embassy of Finland on 25.10.2017 from 17.30 to 19.00. In her talk, she focuses on the possibilities of the physical expression and the painterly on lens-based art.
Eeva-Mari Haikala is a Finnish multidisciplinary artist working mostly with video, photography, performance and text. She has received a PhD from Roehampton University’s Drama, Theatre and Performance department. At the moment Haikala is having a solo show in Brussels V/MSP Gallery (open until 16.12.2017).
The talk is held on Embassy of Finland, Avenue de Cortenbergh 80, 1000 Bruxelles.
Registration (mandatory) by 23.10
Open the pdf link to read what the gallerist of V/MSP Gallery wrote about my pieces Hamish and Eeva, Beetroot and The Only Happiness I Know Is Sad Happy (Curtain) exhibited in the gallery until 16th of Decemeber 2017.
A post from my skateboarding blog with lighthearted tone about Raphaël Zarka’s skateable sculptures.
A Cooking Pot will be shown as a part of MEETINGS Video and Performance Festival in Vemb, Denmark during the first weekend of September 2017. The screening is curated and presented by Leena Kela.
“How do we influence the things (objects, beings and entities) in our surrounding and how do they influence us? The more we see the things in our everyday life, the more we become blind to them. This video screening focuses on taking a closer look at our surrounding, seeing how the things interact with us, each other and the space around them. The screening is dedicated to meeting with the things around us.”