HIAP Open Studio: Johanna Heldebro / Roman Osminkin

22.01.2014, 6-8 pm, HIAP Studio 1 & 2, Cable Factory, C-entrance, 4th floor

In January HIAP Open Studio presents an opportunity to get acquainted with two very different resident artists, Johanna Heldebro and Roman Osminkin.

Johanna Heldebro (Studio 1) is a Swedish artist, currently based in Canada, whose work explores the notions of obsession, photographic representation and personal boundaries. In her ongoing project, White Death, Heldebro is creating an installation of photographs and sculpture inspired by Finnish Winter War sniper Simo Häyhä. Examining the conflicted character of Häyhä - everyman, soldier, killer, hero - Heldebro juxtaposes these traits up close.

Roman Osminkin (Studio 2) is a Saint Petersburg based poet, performer and video artist interested in studying the dynamics of poetics and politics within the form and structure of a text or image. He is keen to experiment with different media: body and text, voice and language. How to transmit poetry today, when traditional books are facing increased competition from various digital mediums?

HIAP Open Studio on Wednesday, 22.01.2014 at 6–8 pm. Welcome!