CLOSE TO YOU
Shown at Gallery HIAP Augusta, Helsinki & Galerie Projet Pangée, Montreal
Second-hand bedsheets, fabric, wool, wood
Close to You is an installation consisting of second-hand bed sheets, most of which contain a backstitched outline of a group of people within a close physical distance to one another. Using news- and social media imagery as its starting point, the work considers human interaction and closeness through everyday activities and their relationship to market society, consumerism and technology. The hanging banners were accompanied by statistical information related to each image.
The exhibition was a culmination of a 4-month residency at Helsinki International Artist Program, during which the works were realised.
With the kind support of HIAP, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Paulo Foundation.