Sari Palosaari

Time is Out of Joint


Welcome to the opening on Thursday the 30th of August from 5 to 7 pm!

Liisa’s weight had started to drop during her mourning time and it did not seem to come to an end. When she felt it could no longer be the sorrow that caused it, she decided to go to the doctor. The doctor did not find a reason for it but, instead, had heard an odd rhythm in her heart.  Scanning of the heart detected that it had an extra chamber. Whether Liisa had had it since her birth, or whether it had formed over time was not known. In any case, the heart was functioning well and there was no need to do anything about it. However, if Liisa so wanted, it could be operated to normal. She only needed to decide. It was the point of no return. Everything could be like it was or totally otherwise.

The story of a family friend is one of the events influencing on the background of Sari Palosaari’s exhibition. The story crystallizes on a private level the kind of unexpected, suddenly arising, pivotal change, that demands reframing of thinking to include vaster temporal and spatial scales and connections.

The exhibition consists of independent but entangled, performative objects. The different objects form an installation that includes different temporal events: an unpredictable, pressing change and an always already absent present. Additionally, the exhibition includes a performative part that observes the relations between materiality and corporeality performed by a human body.

For last two years Sari Palosaari has been developing her sculpture based artistic practice to include temporality, performativity and change as an integral part of an object.  For example, she makes use of soundless cracking agent, so called snail dynamite, which she injects into a rock; the expanding mortar then causes a pressure that eventually, within days or weeks, will crack the rock. First developed for a public work In Light of Current Events, she also creates objects that are sensitive to surrounding light conditions and based on sensor technic.

The exhibition title Time is Out of Joint quotes Shakespeare´s Hamlet and describes a world that is not set right. The metaphor of a bone that is slipped from its proper juncture is used together with the notion of time to express the utterly disordered world.

Performative part Simo Kellokumpu.
Electric design Gregoire Rousseau.
Programming Eetu Huhtala.
Graphic design Jakob Johanssen.

Thank you for all the help Thomas Westphal.

Artistic practice and project Room, rock and other agencies supported by Kone Foundation.

Exhibition funding by Art Promotion Centre Finland and Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional fund.

A performative part related to the exhibition will occur on the following days:

Thu 30.8. at 5–7 pm
Sun 2.9. at 2–4 pm
Wed 5.9.  at 3–5 pm
Sun 9.9.  at 2–4 pm
Wed 12.9. at 3–5 pm
Fri 14.9.  at 3–5 pm
Sun 16.9. at 2–4 pm
Tue 18.9. at 3–5 pm