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22.5.-3.6. Una Auri & Miio Holopainen: Kaipailu

Kaipailu (audiospatial Installation)

U: Sometimes in the middle of the night I browse flights to somewhere warm in bed. It's accompanied by this strong feeling, like missing a loved one, or your future loved one — someone you haven't met yet.

M: Yeah, While traveling I've had this feeling that it's more okay to be alone, since I don't know anyone anyway. It hasn't felt lonely, it just feels like being alone. No one wonders where my friends are and somehow it's not embarrassing to be alone.

Kaipailu is an exploration, experimentation, and coexistence with a vague sense of longing by two artists based in Helsinki. In the event of longing, there is the painful presence of what could be. At the same time, longing makes the person experiencing it absent from those things that are present. Auri and Holopainen approach longing (kaipailu) as a space where the familiar sensory stimuli of the past, memories, and reminiscence can merge with imagination.

Working group:

Una Auri is a scenographer, designer, and performance artist. In their praxis, they focus on collaborative methods. When doing spatial design, considering differences in points of view is central to their work with spatial, material, and visual solutions. In their artistic work, they have explored how space can challenge binary, hierarchical, and normative thinking. Auri is particularly interested in mixing up so-called highbrow and lowbrow aesthetics, viewing rest as an anti-capitalist working method, and approaching design through the lens of neuroqueerness.

Miio Holopainen is a musician and performing artist. Their musical background draws from free improvisation, Nordic folk music, and underground music. In their sound art, they often use violins and various prepared instruments, electronics, and voice. Lately, Miio has been working on queer ways of listening and mechanisms of failure.

Opening hours:

May 22nd: 2 pm - 7 pm

May 23rd: 2 pm - 7 pm

May 24th: 2 pm - 7 pm

May 25th: 2 pm - 8 pm

May 26th: 2 pm - 5 pm

May 27th: Closed

May 28th: 2 pm - 7 pm

May 29th: 2 pm - 7 pm

May 30th: 2 pm - 7 pm

May 31st: 2 pm - 7 pm

June 1st: Closed

June 2nd: 1 pm - 6 pm

June 3rd: 2 pm - 8 pm

June 4th: Closed

Accessibility info:

Access to the space is via narrow stairs: 5 steps, and unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible. There's a toilet in the space. The exhibition includes scents. Many elements of the exhibition are located at a low height. You can ask us for assistance if crouching is not possible for you. We can also easily remove scented elements upon request if you notify us in advance: Thank you! Una and Miio


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