The Bridge Over Troubled Water exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the artist duo MSL (Antti Jussila & Jari Kallio) and Jaakko Pallasvuo. The work had its beginnings in 2014, and is made up of performances, sculptures and a 30-minute film.
Bridge Over Troubled Water sheds light on topical phenomena and ideas of relevance to our current ecological and political crisis. The work is a collage constructed around the feeling of frustration and meaninglessness that people get when they are unable to influence their constantly accelerating circumstances. The work views our own fossil existence from an extended time perspective. The film’s main characters are the folk-rock icons Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel. We follow their journey in time from 1967 right up to 10,000 AD. They move around in time and space, seeking an answer to their constantly growing anxiety. Climate change is a fact, the battle to prevent an environmental catastrophe becomes paramount, and the singers fall silent as emptiness takes over. Their friendship is rocked, but new technology makes it possible for new dimensions and new states of existence to open up. But technology chooses its own direction; it turns its back on us and flees from us and all our human afflictions.
MSL’s members, Antti Jussila (b. 1979) and Jari Kallio (b. 1978), both graduated from Turku Art Academy. They have been doing performances, videos and music together since 2008. Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1987) works in numerous different techniques and switches freely between the moving image, comics, text and sculpture. Both MSL and Pallasvuo attach great importance to collaborating with other artists. They also share an interest in identity, patterns of social behaviour, and the formation of the individual’s physical and mental responses to their surroundings.
During the exhibition there will be a SESSION.
A SESSION is a meditation based on techno music. The SESSION group is based in Helsinki and works with elements taken from techno culture.
Laura Jantunen choreography and dance
Teo Lanerva Lighting and video design
Mitja Nylund Sound design
SESSION April 21 at 21:00
Exhibition Opening – Tuesday, April 18 at 12:00
The opening will take the form of a reading event, borrowing the “Everybody Reads” format from curator and writer Valentinas Klimasauskas. The artists invite you to bring a text of your choice (in any language you wish) and read aloud with us at the opening.
N.B. The exhibition lasts only a week.