Essi Kausalainen

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.