14.5 - 12.6. 2016
Opening Saturday, May 14, 7–10 pm
Considering the surface as something transient, Luutonen addresses the relation between time and movement; treating the works as moving images – only that they shift too slow for the human eye or lifetime. Her practice often narrates around spatial immersion, our relation to built environment, nature and all its scales. In more recent work she focuses on the oscillation between anxiety and ecstasy in times of constant input, on encrypted subjects, strange weather and a potential apocalypse. The paper itself as a subject is also essential for her work, entering the space as a background and secret scroll. Reflecting on spatiality through an otherwise flat surface, the artist deals with notions of seemingly enclosed spaces, or rooms; where we live, where we look out, where the material and digital more and more seem to merge, where art is presented. The surface becomes a container of narratives and thoughts; the room a stage for both withdrawal and emergence.