Sari Palosaari is a Helsinki-based visual artist, born in Kemi, North of Finland. In her practice bodies, objects and materials are seen as active agents within the space-time continuum. Often minimal gestures highlight the subject/object’s own properties, features, affections and relations. The immediate presence of the `now´ within the work unfolds to layered pasts and futures. The scales vary from the human to cultural and from the particle to planetary. Through uncertainty and impermanence, she deconstructs stabilizing signifying systems and emphasizes the temporality, transience and becoming. The works can include durational processes generated by chemicals or sensor technics, i.a Palosaari injects soundless cracking agent, so called snail dynamite, into a rock that triggers it to slowly crack under the pressure throughout the duration of the exhibition.

 

Palosaari builds her works with emphatic site-specificity which includes thorough reading of the institutional, social, political, cultural and aesthetic context.

© Sari Palosaari, 2020