Time, space and materiality are important aspects in Sari Palosaari´s practice. Bodies, objects and materials are seen as active agents in the space and wider in the space-time continuum. Often the viewer is enfolded in the immediate presence of the now moment but from the nowness the works unfold to past and future. The scales vary from human to cultural and from particle to planetary. Her works deconstruct stabilizing signifying systems by temporality, transience, uncertainty and impermanence.
Palosaari builds her works with emphatic site-specificity that includes thorough reading of the institutional, social, political, cultural and aesthetic context. Often minimal gestures highlight the object’s own properties, features, affections and relations. 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.
Sari Palosaari (MFA) works and lives in Helsinki, Finland.