Hold a seashell to your ear – doesn’t it sound just like the static in your phone?

Installation and phone-performance. Omenapuutalo. Helsinki 2017.

  • Photo by Antti Ahonen

In this long distance performance I tried to address the difficulty of working and living in different places at the same time. The group exhibition “MAECP at work” in Helsinki was happening at the same time as an important show in Hamburg. So I decided to be present in Helsinki through an open phone line – the visitors of the exhibition were listening to everything that was happening on my side through speakers in the space and could engage in conversation with me. The video was a long loop of the evening sky over Porkkala Niemi, one of my favourite place.