Iona Roisin & Flora Bouteille
Flora Bouteille and Iona Roisin in:
Give me what I want and then leave me alone
…it’s fine, our desires just operate in different directions,
like i want to embarrass the audience and you want to embarrass yourself
haha come onnnnnnnnn
we’re both just trying to have a good time …
Flora Bouteille (b.1993) lives and works between Helsinki and Lyon. She is interested in speed, rationalisation, quantification and desire. Using what she calls a ‘method of fluid appropriation’ to explore diverse performative formats, she gives special attention to the inchoative (as in the part of a verb that expresses the beginning of an action) that exists in play and role-play, but also in the simple fact of making forms. In their uncertainty her works are temporary apparitions, they find their relevance in this continuous transformation, as if they cannot commit to a definitive status of display, form or reproducibility - the state of the work as a way to Act. These apparitions embody the fluidity and anxiety in the merging of concrete and abstract spaces, and the pathologies our bodies are expressing in the new paradigms we have to inhabit.
Iona Roisin (b.1989) is a British artist living and working in Helsinki. Her work is concerned with the expression of impossibility and/or the impossibility of expression. This culminates in the idea of the Unspeakable, which touches upon notions of power, guilt, complicity, sentimentality, consent and love. In this exhibition her works exist as different tactics with which to approach the question of how to re/build, through both making and consuming, an erotic identity.