Everyday revolutions

Heini Aho: Everyday revolutions

Valmistumisvuosi: 2018
Tekniikka: sekatekniikka
Koko: vaihteleva
Built in the Studio space in the Turku Art Museum, "Cure of Al"l is a visualisation that allows the audience to examine acts of rotation, expectation, excitation and release through the media of installation, video, motion, light and sound. The key piece of the exhibition, "Everyday Revolutions" (2018) consists of stiff cords hanging from the ceiling that are twined around themselves and have a rotating object at their lower end. It is a kind of temporal installation in which objects rotate in their individual ways, twisting and clanking at random, some of them gradually unwinding and showing the viewer only a small fraction of the process at a time.

The passage of time is measured and defined through rotation. In Aho’s constructed world, the cord in tension is a metaphor of time, an inexorably moving force, whereas the hanging object is like the artist or the viewer, and the floor below the environment in which we are all present. Alongside everyday existence and motion, "Everyday Revolutions" also depicts unavoidable sudden twists, losses of balance and states of renewal. The combination of meditativeness and tranquillity with instances of sudden motion is like a reminder of the uncertainty of life, of moments when we live our lives relaxed yet prepared for anything.