Kunst: Drawing down the moon – Andersskog & Pääkkönen
Kunstnerne Ingeborg Blom Andersskog & Maria Pääkkönen viser arbeidet «Drawing down the Moon» i Visningsrommet USF
Onsdag 2.mars: Performance: kl. 12 – 18
Torsdag 3.mars: Performance: kl. 12 – 18
Fredag 4.mars: Performance: kl. 12-18. Siste performance event: kl. 18-19
Lørdag og søndag 5. – 6.mars: Installasjon: kl. 12 – 16 (begge kunstnere tilstede)
At Visningsrommet USF, Andersskog and Pääkkönen present their new work “Drawing Down The Moon». The exhibition consists of durational live drawing performance continued with an installation showing the remains of the performance.The title of the exhibition is borrowed from a central ritual of the same name (also known as drawing down the Goddess) in many contemporary Wiccan traditions. As a title it also refers to the act of drawing or a drawing performance.
Andersskog and Pääkkönen share an interest in ritualistic behavior and how to approach that topic and phenomena throughout the process of making art. In their new work they play with the concept of a ritual and how it relates to an artistic presentation and performance.
Ingeborg Blom Andersskog and Maria Pääkkönen met at Rejmyre Art Lab in Sweden in summer 2016, both participating at the Nordic Studio workshop “Clearcut”. The instant attraction to each other’s similarities in how to approach their surroundings and understanding of the world gave them the urge for working together. They presented their first collaboration You Are I Am You at Superb! -contemporary art festival in Turku, Finland in 2019.
Ingeborg Blom Andersskog (1983, NO/SE) experiments with body, space and material. She uses repetition and makes rules that serve as limitations, these can also be seen as rituals. Through durational drawing performance where simple rules are repeated, every little movement affects the art works development. www.ingeborgblom.com
Maria Pääkkönen (1988, FI) is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She works with drawing, installation and durational drawing performance. The concentrated drawing process and the space in which it takes place play a significant part in her work. Her memory-based and often repetitive drawings construct spaces and atmospheres that hover over the imaginary line between material and immaterial worlds. www.mariapaakkonen.com