W0RMH0LE (2019)


Rio Hondo Art Gallery
October 15 - November 15, 2019
Curator: Ville Laaksonen
Artists: Anna Estarriola / Teija ja Pekka Isorättyä / Aarno Rankka / Jyrki Riekki

There is a tunnel going through our planet. A group of Finnish contemporary artists is taking us through this wormhole, seeking a way to the other side. On their path the excavation reveals new levels of habitation inside the earth - little similar to the idea of Dante Alighieri's Circles of Hell - revealing new layers of existence. Unlike in Dante’s work the exhibition theme doesn’t have a strict religious dogma or a scientific definition of a wormhole: these are just two narratives to the exhibition theme. Artists works challenge both religion and science from an artistic point of view.

W0RMH0LE is a group exhibition that includes Finnish artists working with installations, performance art, sculptures and paintings. Additionally the exhibition consists of a movie-like screening program of contemporary video art. Exhibition is curated by Ville Laaksonen of Art Incubator and sponsored by Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Screening "
Control - Alternate - Destroy - Erase - Improve - Force - Repeat" 
Artists: Lauri Ainala / Dave Berg / HYPERREAALIYAH (Jenna Jauhiainen) / Aliina Kauranne / Ninni Korkalo / Anni Puolakka & Ellie Hunter
Full-HD / 2.0 Stereo / 100 % Finnish Video Art / Duration: 49 min 47 sec

This screening is a narrative and documentary movie kind of collection of Finnish video art curated by Ville Laaksonen (Art Incubator & QiPO). The Screening consists of the intro and entro by the curator and works by Ninni Korkalo (00:28 - 10:12) Aliina Kauranne (10:13 - 12:13) HYPERREAALIYAH (Jenna Jauhiainen) (12:14 - 18:39) Anni Puolakka (with Ellie Hunter) (18:40 - 32:00), Dave Berg (32:01 - 39:20) and Lauri Ainala (39:21 - 48:43).