Uudenmaankatu
MARINA CIGLAR, Tapio Tuominen,
FOLD
2.12. - 20.12.2015

Marina Ciglar & Tapio Tuominen
LASKOS
VECK
FOLD
2.12.-20.12.2015
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu

On Independence day Dec 6th Huuto Uudenmaankatu is closed.

Laskos, Veck, Fold consists of two independent installations which seek to establish a dialogue between each other. Both installations are based on a fold and its importance to the artist.

The word “fold” can be understood both as a concrete fold in a fabric and as a metaphor. Our installations’ metaphoric view of a fold is based on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. According to Merleau-Ponty, the seer and the visible are the same tissue. It is the intertwining of the world and the body. This tissue consists of differences and thus the flesh of the body forms a fold in the flesh of the world. The flesh fold does not merge into the world but stands out instead. In the fold the tissue turns towards itself and becomes visible because it consists of differences among itself. According to Merleau-Ponty, meaning is included in a physical object; matter is pregnant with its form. In the mute activity of perception, the living body encounters the world to which this encounter gives meaning. The meaning of an activity is thus tied to its material implementation and therefore it is impossible to replace with verbal explanations.

Marina Ciglar’s installation showcases her textile works in which reverse and right sides interpret the inside and outside of a fold – silk, wool, shadows and blind spots as the extensions of the body.

Tuominen’s installation consists of folds as well as drawings interpreting those folds.

Marina Ciglar
+358 40 541 4369
marinaciglar(at)gmail.com

Tapio Tuominen
+358 50 305 2816
tuominentapio(at)elisanet.fi