Jan Lütjohann

Jan Lütjohann

Whoever carries something becomes one with the thing being carried. Bodies that evolved to move themselves lightly through the landscape are straining with packs, bags and parcels. At once enabling and burdening, the objects at the center of these endless logistics are both making our lives possible and weighing us down.

The exhibition takes up our bodily moving of objects, the technology of carrying and our relationship to the things we carry. The starting point of the works are the objects and practices that connect the body with what is being moved. The wooden works were made with hand tools and pre-industrial methods.

Jan Lütjohann (*1987, Kiel) is a sculptor and educator from northern Germany who lives and works in Helsinki. His sculptures and installations take the shape of tools, equipment and workspaces. He uses pre-industrial tools and obsolete technology to contemplate working with hands in the present and the future.