SIC, Helsinki
10 September to 9 October

Essi Kausalainen presents a new work developed while on residency at Wysing in 2015, when the artists-in-residence resonded to the theme of the multiverse.

Mycorrhiza is a symbiosis formed by a plant and a fungus. In this symbiosis both species feed and benefit one another. The exhibition Newcomers investigates themes inspired by the idea of symbiosis: being inside another, opening up and surrender, trust and love. The exhibition consists of a video, love song, text piece and performance.

Essi Kausalainen (b 1979) has studied performance art and – theory in Turku Arts Academy and the Theatre Academy of Finland. Inspired by plant thinking, feminist science studies, new materialisms and quantum physics, in her art Kausalainen creates ceremony like situations and events to explore and to celebrate the complex coexistence of different species of beings and things. Her work has been exhibited and performed in venues such as la Galerie (Noisy-le-Sec), kim? (Riga), Malmö Moderna Museet, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Museum for Contemporary Art Roskilde, Nikolaj Kunsthalle (Copenhagen) and Kunstraum Bethanien (Berlin).