The video installation Entropy (2004), shows the cooling down of a horse’s body after its death, recorded with an infrared camera. The original recording of 9 hours has been edited to a 25 minutes loop. In the painting-like video the figure of the animal slowly disappears as the body looses its heat.
The solo exhibition in SUOMESTA galleria will show selected video work of finnish artist Terike Haapoja from 2004-2012.
Terike Haapoja (b.1974) is a visual artist, working and living in Helsinki, Finland. Her work consists of videos, installations and performance projects, characterized by the innovative use of new media and new technology. Haapoja’s work deals with human – non-human relations and the clash of subjective experience of the world with objective knowledge of it. Haapoja works extensively with professionals from natural sciences, and different fields of art.
Haapoja’s work has been shown widely in solo –and group exhibitions and festivals both nationally and internationally (Including UM festival, Lisbon, Prague Biennale, L’Art en Europe, Reims, Insitute Finlandais, Paris, Gallery Rekord, Oslo, Rauma Art Museum, Finland, Pori Art Museum, Finland, Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Oulu Art Museum). She also works as a director and visual designer in contemporary performance projects. Haapoja’s articles and essays have been pubished in art journals in Finland and internationally.
She was honoured with Finnish Art Association’s Dukaatti-prize in 2008, with Finland Festivals’ Young Artist of the year –prize in 2007 and was one of the 2011 Ars Fennica Prize candidates. She has received numerous project- and working grants form the Finnish State Art Fund and private foundations since 2001. Haapoja has a MA degree both from the Theater Academy of Finland (dep. of Performance art and -theory) and from the Academy of Fine Arts in Finland. She is currently working on her artistic reasearch PhD in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Haapoja is represented by Gallery Kalhama&Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki.
Exhibition:Terike Haapoja ENTROPY video works 8.-30.6.