Liina Mäki-Patola,
The Forest Has Come in
15.4. - 3.5.2015

Metsänpeitto, 2015, muste ja vesiväri paperille


Liina Mäki-Patola
The Forest Has Come in

Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu


Tree trunks are swaying furiously
Arms are swaying at the same pace
I walk forward backwards

I return to the room after twenty years
A mossy floor
Branches growing through the edges of the ceiling

The forest has come in

I dance (there) for a moment

I turn around
The landscape comes closer
The trees come closer

I step outside
I walk for a long time
Until the image disappears
Embraces me

(Liina Mäki-Patola)

Liina Mäki-Patola (b. 1985, Kangaslampi) earned her Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the
Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2009. She lives and works in Helsinki. Her exhibition
at Galleria Huuto features ink and watercolor paintings as well as a video. The video has been
influenced, for example, by butoh dance which Mäki-Patola has practiced under the guidance of
the Japanese butoh artist Ken Mai. The Beat poem included in the video has been written by
American singer-songwriter Mark Olson. The audio has been designed and created by musician
and songwriter Juha Mäki-Patola. The forest in the exhibition is both a physical place and a state.
The works deal with humans as part of nature, the nature in humans and the fear of nature.

Further information:
Liina Mäki-Patola
Tel. +358 40 770 6907