Peer-to-Peer Review at SIC gallery
With HIAP artists-in-residence Pilar Mata Dupont, Federico Del Vecchio and Giulia Cenci and artist Sauli Sirviö from SIC gallery on Thursday, September 20 at 5-7 pm, SIC gallery, Hietasaarenkuja 6 C, 3rd floor
Australian artist, Pilar Mata Dupont (b. 1981), will discuss her previous work, including her Kaiho film series which she is currently developing as part of her residency at HIAP. The work is investigating ideas of the Finnish concept of kaiho (longing) and the fallibility of memory by creating new mythologies which mix aspects and narratives of the Kalevala and memories relayed to the artist by local Finnish people.
The Kaiho project is supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts, Western Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Federico Del Vecchio (b. 1977) will present his latest projects and their development during the HIAP residency. His work is focused on the situations where formal interventions create a different perception of the object. The everyday object, which is extrapolated from its original location and function, is interacting in a new metaphysical reality. In his work Del Vecchio tries to capture the moment when the ordinary becomes the extraordinary. Reflective or continuously moving surface juxtaposed to everyday objects are of special interest in his works.
Federico Del Vecchio has attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and completed the MFA at The Glasgow School of Art.
Federico Del Vecchio's residency is part of the exchange programme between HIAP and the Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, Germany and it is supported by the project DE.MO./MOVIN'UP 2012 by Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali Direzione Generale per il Paesaggio, le belle arti, l’architettura e l’arte contemporanee with the participation of Direzione Generale per lo Spettacolo dal Vivo and GAI - Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani.
Giulia Cenci (b. 1988) is an italian artist working with the everyday objects and familiar environments. Cenci is interested in a moment of error, which she sees either as a possibility or as a limitation - as an evolution or as a decay. In order to highlight a fleeting moment the artist uses site conditions, time traces and weak spots as a starting point for her projects.
Sauli Sirviö (b. 1980) is a Helsinki-based photographer and video artist. His main focus lies in experimental documentary. Sirviö's works have been exhibited at the Les Rencontres D`Arles festival in France, Finnish Museum of Photography and Santralistanbul in Turkey. Sirviö has studied photography at the Lahti Institute of Design. He is currently studying at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in the program of time and space arts.
Never Going Home (our odyssey may end tomorrow or it could go on forever) is a video installation by Sirviö that documents a couple who have fled home after facing a suspended prison sentence. The documentary observes the everyday life of the two lovers in a world of their own, as outlaws in a foreign culture, without a home or a place of refuge. The multifaceted documentary reflects the notion of return and its impossibility. The relationship between society and an individual on the verge of alienation is examined through the lens of media commentary and news coverage. The couple's world is an isolated utopia that the media molds into its own reality. Between these two worlds, separated into parallel realities, they reflect their own identities.
SIC gallery is located in Jätkäsaari, Makasiini L3, next to the Ferry Terminal, Hietasaarenkuja 6 C, 3rd floor.
Trams 9, 6 and 8 will take you there.
SIC gallery website with a map: link