Uudenmaankatu
Anna Estarriola,
Goddamn Mind Changer
17.2. - 4.3.2012

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Anna Estarriola
Goddamn Mind Changer
17.2. – 4.3.2012
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu

Artist: Anna Estarriola
Electronics: Gregoire Rousseau
Video performers: Anna Estarriola, Otto Korkalo, Anna Pöllänen, Arttu Polojärvi, Pälvi Salminen, Jukka Tarvainen
Technical advisor: Arttu Polojärvi
Wood work advisor: Reino Polojärvi
Lighting advisor: Anna Pöllänen.

Goddamn Mind Changer is a looping drama formed by installation works. It takes place in a stage-like gallery, where you are welcome. It is a sequence of shifting images, a score of metaphorical actions performed by articulated artifacts and video projections.

Goddamn Mind Changer refers to individual and communal forms of handling human circumstances. With the series of installations I talk about pathetic criticism, exaggerated ambition, random enlightenment, nothingness, mechanisms for giving it all and hiding it back again, blending in strategies, temperamental stillness and see-through brainstorming. Goddamn Mind Changer is made with acting and dancing performers, electronics and motors, artifcial hair, cypresses, fabrics, lamps, papers, pillows, salads and wood among others.

I am fascinated and disturbed by humans. Mesmerized and puzzled by moving images, moving bodies and moving artifacts. Inspired to wonder about where there can be a stage and what can be staged.

Anna Estarriola earned a Master degree in Fine Arts both from the University of Barcelona (2004) and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2009). During this time, she has also studied contemporary dance. She is interested in the exchange and interaction of visual and media arts with other art forms, specially with dance, in an intuitive manner.

The themes of her work often revolve around reality perception, emotions, individual and communal behavior and communication. Since 2004 she has lived and worked in Helsinki. Her work has been showed both in Finland and abroad.

The exhibition has been kindly supported by Helsinki City, Arts Council of Finland and The Arts Council of Uusimaa. In addition Järvikylä has kindly provided the salads used in the exhibition.

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