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Sirkku Rosi

LIMBO

Jätkä 2 30.5.-14.6.2015

Sirkku Rosi
Limbo
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Jätkä 2
30 May –14 June 2015

The people in Sirkku Rosi’s works wear skin, a large organ that acts as a connection to and barrier between another, raw skin, an outline and an intermediary between oneself and the world.

A human acts in their flesh and a human thinks in their flesh. A human is an animal that needs explanations in the middle of chaos. A human reasons against one’s urges or is driven by them. They act in a random way. Sometimes they fail.

The works depict momentary intermediary states where everyday events become rituals and the sense of reality subtly weakens. Even the simplest gestures can obtain ritualistic power when daily life becomes absurd.

Limbo:
A dance from the Caribbean in which the dancers go under a bar that is gradually lowered after each round. The dancers are accompanied by music and clapping. Only the dancers’ feet are allowed to touch the ground. The dance was originally part of funeral rituals and it is believed to symbolize life’s victory over death as well as the cycle of life. In the 1960s, limbo dancers began to perform on stages as a form of entertainment.

Limbo, limbus:
In Catholic theology, an intermediate state for children who die unbaptized as well as for the patriarchs of the Old Testament.

Sirkku Rosi is a Helsinki-based artist who currently works mainly with watercolor paintings and performance art. This exhibition is part of her Master’s thesis for Aalto University.

Further information:
Sirkku Rosi
+358 50 5441307
sirkku.maenpaa (at) gmail.com