NATURAL is Kaisa Luukkonen’s 10th solo show and her first show in Sweden. It contains two different installations, named Buzz and Under the Protecting Skies. Her installations often modify and duplicate the ready-made objects to create an alternative universe that embraces the viewer. In her installations the main means of communication is the physical experience created when encountering them.
Kaisa Luukkonen also works with performance and is one co-curator of the Perfo!-club. She lives and works in Tammerfors Finland.
‘Often when describing something as it should be, we say that it is natural. The term is used as a description of almost anything, from food substances to holiday resorts. It is used to justify our bodily functions and actions. This very versatile term is used in so many ways when referring to something wholesome, good and becoming that it seems to become an all-encompassing concept. Even the most contradictory meaning manage to fit under this term.
When things are named opposite or unnatural, they are deemed to be repulsed and feared. It is our last refuge when nothing else can be used to condemn an action, a quality or a thing. When we don’t know why we hate and fear we use the term unnatural.
So natural and unnatural are a pair of those words on which we can reflect the dichotomy of modern existence. Whenever we spot them in a discussion about human condition, social structures or behavior we have to stop and think what they actually represent and replace. What lies underneath the natural?’
– Kaisa Luukkonen February 7th 2013
For more information on Kaisa Luukkonen’s work visit: kirppukaruselli.wordpress.com
© Hendrik Zeitler