Maiju Hukkanen, Saara Hyvärinen
MFA Degree exhibition with works by Maiju Hukkanen and Saara Hyvärinen.
Maiju Hukkanen will show her drawings and installation.
The second part of Saara Hyvärinen's thesis project, "9,000 Years and One Summer" consists of four synchronised video projections and sound, as well as an installation in the black room, which is made of red and yellow ochre pigments, egg, varnish and water.
"Each summer I go swimming in a 9,000-year-old lake. The bottom of the lake is covered with coagulated iron ochre, and in some places, this yellow pigment has formed a fifty-centimetre thick layer. In other words, the layer of ochre grows by five hundredths of a millimetre each year.
In this work, I dig into the soil beneath my feet. I observe geological changes that take place slowly over time, as well as growth processes that are related to them; processes that are transient in comparison, but constantly repeated: a seed grows into a plant, millions of neural pathways form inside a child’s brain in a single summer, the neural links that are important for the environment grow stronger while some that are unnecessary fade away."