Jätkä 2
Ella Tahkolahti,
16.9. - 1.10.2017

Ella Tahkolahti: Linnustaja

Ella Tahkolahti
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Jätkä 2

The Bird Catcher is a capturer, a conman and a killer. It is a researcher interested in all living things. It is a hunter that observes the prey, its reactions and movements, in the wild and in captivity. Is it on the inside or outside? Is it within all of us or is it something on the outside we cannot protect ourselves from?

Freedom is a feeling of spontaneity. It is the possibility to make one’s own choices in life and to move freely through the world. Sometimes the pursuit of freedom and new perspectives leads to a dead end. When this happens one becomes the bird catcher’s prey.

Ella Tahkolahti (b. 1981) is a Helsinki-based artist. She graduated from the Department of Time and Space Arts at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010 and works with installations and performances. Tahkolahti is interested in the relationship between real and imaginary, a dream and reality, inside and outside. The conflict between perception and reality, or fantasy and its fulfillment. When a dream, once fulfilled, captures and kills. When the view from an observation tower is all wrong.

The exhibition has been supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Svenska kulturfonden and Helsingin kuvataidelukio.

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