Lecturer Minna Suoniemi in the 8th Turku Biennale
Minna Suoniemi's new Photography and video piece Practical Ecology shown in the 8th Turku Biennal
Minna Suoniemi’s new project Practical Ecology was chosen for the 8th Turku Biennale as one of 16 out of 260 proposals. The exhibition opened in Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum and Gallery Å in Turku 16.11.2017
Practical ecology is a photography- and film-based contemporary art project studying one man’s mission to live an ecologically sustainable life, and how that affects his relationship to objects, waste and the environment. Through a series of photographs and video work this practice is looked at as work of a practical philosopher, whose thinking is embedded in the inventions he’s created.
The objects, for example made a wooden cutting board out of an old leather sofa, skates out of old skis and a container -stool, which used to be a tree in his garden, are photographed in a commercial studio environment, to emphasize their connection to human’s relation to objects as commodities. All of the objects are made of found objects or waste, which has no other use. The importance of the objects for him is in the invention, in completing the thinking process by using his skill of making something out of nothing, regardless of how useful the final object may turn out to be.
Practical Ecology in Gallery Å 17.11.–17.12.2017