Haikala’s first solo show in V/MSP Gallery in Brussels premiers a video work Hamish and Eeva. It is a lens-based performance inspired by Welsh painter Gwen John’s (1876–1939) letters and notebooks. Those texts reminded Haikala the issues of loneliness and longing, and led her to the consideration of how to bodily express these fragile themes. Hamish and Eeva also inquiries into how sculpture, painting and performance relate to the camera. The exhibition is open from October 7 to December 16.
Displayed are also Eeva-Mari Haikala’s older work Beetroot (2006) and still photos.
Eeva-Mari Haikala is a Finnish artist born in Lappeenranta. She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (2004) and from University of Helsinki’s department of Art History (2009). She is a versatile artist who builds her works in the medium of video art, drawing on the tradition of performance. The works of Haikala have been presented in exhibitions and festivals since the early 2000s.
Eeva-Mari Haikala at V/MSP Gallery, Brussels, 7.10.–16.12.2017
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