Time is out of joint
Solo show, Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki, 2018
Performer Simo Kellokumpu
Photo 2,3,4 ©Titus Verhe
Liisa’s weight had started to drop during her mourning time, and it did not seem to come to an end. When she felt it could no longer be the sorrow that caused it, she decided to go to a doctor. The doctor couldn't find a reason for the weight loss, but instead, she had heard something in Liisa’s heart: an odd rhythm. Scanning of the heart detected an extra chamber. Whether Liisa had had it since her birth or whether it had formed over time, was not known. In any case, the heart was functioning well and there was no need to do anything about it. However, the doctor said, if Liisa so wanted, it could be operated `back to normal´. She only needed to decide.
The lead-up to the exhibition is a story of a family friend. It crystallizes, on a private level, the kind of unexpected, suddenly arising, pivotal change, that demands reframing of thinking to include broader temporal and spatial scales and the interconnectedness of matter and thought.
The exhibition consists of independent but entangled, performative objects. The objects form an installation that includes temporal events: an unpredictable, pressing change and an always already absent present. Additionally, the exhibition includes a performative part that observes the relations between materiality and corporeality performed by a human body.
The exhibition title Time is out of Joint quotes Shakespeare´s Hamlet and describes a world that is not set right. The metaphor of a bone that is slipped from its proper juncture is used together with the notion of time to express the utterly disordered world.
By your side
double seat, rocks, soundless cracking agent
ambient light sensor, steel pipe and railing, led light, plastic
Marcel Breuer Cheska chair frame copy and follower, T-shirts
Marcel Breuer Cheska chair frame, sunray-pleated polyester, rock
found glass corner, rock, soundless cracking agent
ambient light sensor, steel tube, led light, plastic
On the edge
drop leaf table, rock, soundless cracking agent, door mat
chair, glass corner