Here, be the water, 2023
The centerpiece of the installation is called “Here, be the water”.
This endeavor comprises one larger ceramic structure with three ceramic jugs, each adorned with the visage of a female. These jugs were meticulously cast in ceramics, drawing inspiration from historical artifacts the artist once encountered in a museum of history. However, they depart from tradition by being glazed with vivid, almost futuristic colors, introducing a striking contrast between the old and the contemporary. These ceramic jugs find their place on a pristine white pedestal, symbolizing the artificial and the virtual and further emphasizing the dichotomy between the past and the present. Morover, as a sort of tools for containing water, somehow they correspond with the narrative in the accompanying video depicting water and ocean, and the search for water as a source of life in the apocalypse.
It is part of the BFA exhibition 2023 at the Academy of Fine Art, Uniarts Helsinki.