Amen (2005)

50 cast iron apples, serigraphy/rust on terry cloth, wash-basin, water, Bible

The work studies the background of judging homosexuality. Cast iron elements, ready-made objects and curved and printed texts constitute a conceptual installation, which also offers possibilities for interaction. The spectator can pick up the cast iron apples to see texts curved on them; definitions and nicknames of non-heterosexuals both in English and Finnish. An unknown reader in Kontiolahti Library has underlined texts in one of the Bibles in the library. Those texts are printed on towels, but to read the rusted letters the spectator has to straighten the towels. Also the Bible is a part of the installation as well as the wash-basin with water for hand-washing.

Installation Amen was first displayed in the scholarship exhibition of Porin Saskiat (2005) in Poriginal Gallery, Pori, Finland. It was also displayed in the summer exhibition Ars Kärsämäki in Taidetalo Nahkuri, Kärsämäki, Finland (2007), in Gallery Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland (2008), in Raja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (2008) and in Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland (2009/2010).

Installation Amen is included in the collection of Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland.


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