Hyacinth Cracks

Pathirane Sara

Hyacinth Cracks shows how the human imprint becomes small compared to nature's own processes and how nature acts as a creative force, creating surprising aesthetics as the silk painting gets tangled in new compositions in between the royal palm trees. In the work, human-insect collaboration is present in many layers, as the silk in the painting originates from silkworms. The title refers to the moment when a silkworm’s hyacinth-colored egg breaks open as a sign of transformation. Hyacinth Cracks is part of Sara Pathirane’s long-term practice of depicting the forces of nature interfering with and interacting with human aesthetic and imaginary ideas.

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Sara Pathirane (Author), Sara Pathirane (Cinematographer), Sara Pathirane (Director), Sara Pathirane (Editor), Sara Pathirane (Producer), Sara Pathirane (Script), Alfred Kordelinin säätiö (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder)
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Sara Pathirane

Born: 1985

Sara Pathirane’s work deals with the tradition of landscape painting and the problematics of taking a picture. As shooting locations for her videos she uses nature areas known from movies and paintings, shifting between the everyday and the fiction. She works with video, painting and live-installations. Pathirane lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Accademia Albertina in Torino. Her works have been shown for example at Taiga-Space, Saint-Petersburg (2016), Colombo Art Biennale (2016) and Kiasma (2010, 2013).