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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Terike Haapoja (fi)
Inhale Exhale; Succession

Durational Sculpture; Video Installation, 2008

In the installation three coffin-like glass cases are filled with soil and dead leaves. Automatic ventilation fans facilitate the decomposition process. The carbon dioxide produced is measured with sensors and translated into sound. As a result, the 'coffin' seems to slowly inhale and exhale as the CO2 level goes up and down.
The video Succession shows the 9-day development process of a bacteria culture taken from the artist’s face.

This project is part of the Pixelache Special Feature at ISEA2010 RUHR, co-produced with Pixelache and supported by AVEK and the Finnish Embassy Berlin.

About the Artist

Terike Haapoja (*1974) is a visual artist, based in Helsinki, Finland. Her work consists of videos, installations and performance projects. Haapoja’s work deals with human – non-human relationships and the clash of the subjective experience of the world with objective knowledge of it. She also works as a director and visual designer in contemporary performance projects. Haapoja holds a master’s degree from both the Theatre Academy of Finland and the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, where she is currently working on a research PhD.

ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition
Fri 20 August–Sat 5 September 2010

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Hansastr. 3
44137 Dortmund

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