Essi Kausalainen (b. 1979) Finland
The basis of my artistic practise is the human body with its senses, instincts and thoughts. By making performances, video installations and by drawing I make notices on humans amongst other living things. I view the world as an organism – as a constant movement of the different forms and ways of being. In my art I translate my observations on the living into a poetic language of images, gestures and spaces.
The residency was realised in context of El Ranchito Finland, co-produced by Matadero Madrid, AECID, Ibero-American Institute of Finland, Embassy of Finland, Madrid, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Visual Art Finland.