• Kalle Mustonen: Monkey and a machine

Kalle Mustonen

Monkey and a Machine

Huuto III 7.1.-30.1.2022

Kalle Mustonen
Monkey and a Machine

Monkey and a Machine is an installation, an automaton, a clockwork. It is a sound system and a meditative space.

The monochromatic warm yellow light separates the exhibition space from the cold winter light. In my imagination, in my dreams, there is a space where time is repetitive. In Twin Peaks, there is the Black Lodge, a scene with checkered floor and thick red velvet curtains. Reality is reflected on the scene of dreams. In the dream space, one seeks answers that are revealed as small clues. The key to interpreting our time lies in the postindustrial human spiral, zoonoses, wildfires that turn the sky orange and our responsibility for all of this.

A sequence is a temporal series of events. In a modular synthesizer, the pulses of the control voltage trigger series of events that overlap each other to create a system. Simple series of events, cause and effect chains transform the static installation through sound and motion. The viewer’s presence and interpretation will transform the event into a cinematic scene. The scene will take place at the last stop.

Kalle Mustonen (b. 1979), originally from Lahti, is a visual artist whose works vary from massive wooden sculptures to extensive installations.

The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland through project and Covid-19 grants. The dream of self-generated machine sounds came about while listening to Yle’s radio programs Avaruusromua and Frekvenssi.