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Timo Wright


Jätkä 2 30.7.-14.8. 2016

Timo Wright
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Jätkä 2
30.7.-14.8. 2016

“The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love
and forgiving sin and rebellion.
Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished;
he punishes the children for the sin of the parents
to the third and fourth generation.”

    Numbers 14:18

Collateral Damage

Balloons filled with carbon dioxide hang above us like a colourful cloud. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is normally odourless, colourless and non-toxic. As pure gas it displaces oxygen and can suffocate a person. It is also one of the main gases which are produced by human activities and which warm the atmosphere.

Collateral consists of approximately 1,000 colourful balloons filled with carbon dioxide. They hang from the ceiling forming a dense and even mat.

The work is based on the idea of our children being the ones who will pay for the mistakes of our era. Balloons are every child’s favourite and give them joy, but now they hang as a menacing future above the exhibition visitors. The work offers the visitors a feeling of controlled danger. Everyday items are combined with a danger caused by human behaviour, taking shape as both immediate (simultaneous release of carbon dioxide in the exhibition space) and long-lasting (impact of our consumption habits on climate change) threat.

Thank you:
Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Further information and press photos: Timo Wright +358 50 59 45 466 timo@timowright.com