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CANDIDATE 2011

Terike Haapoja

In Terike Haapoja’s art an attitude to the world based on experience is interwoven with scientific knowledge. New technology and scientific methods become tools for contemplating life’s fundamental questions, such as memory, relations with nature, mortality, and ‘being-with’.

Although these spatial works that combine various means of expression are based on research and collaboration with experts from various fields, Haapoja is more reminiscent of a poet than an artist or researcher. Her carefully finished works take us to the boundary between inner experience and objective documentation, to the place where the poetic is born.

Timo Valjakka