Hanna Saarikoski: C
Friday 21.9. between 19-22, Manilla Courtyard, Itäinen Rantakatu 64
Saturday 22.9. starting at 14:00, along Itäinen Rantakatu – from Turku Cathedral Bridge to Manilla
In Hanna Saarikoski’s performance C a silent figure made out of hundreds of artists’ charcoals participates in New Performance Turku Festival on Friday night at Manilla and on Saturday moving by the riverside from Tuomiokirkkosilta to the festival area.
Charcoal in all its different forms is a crucial element of Earth’s ecosystem and is present almost everywhere. Artists’ charcoal is made by burning long sticks or vines in a space without air and as a result instead of burning properly the sticks become charred. It is a fragile, almost burned out material that can still leave strong marks.
Hanna Saarikoski (b. 1978 Kannus, Finland) is a Helsinki/Somerniemi-based visual artist who graduated from Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. In her artistic practice she combines painting, drawing, video art, installations and performative elements. Saarikoski’s works have been on display in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Finland including Mänttä Art Festival 2012, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku and Espoo Museum of Modern Art.
Hanna Saarikoski is part of New Performance Turku Festival’s and Arts Promotion Centre’s FRESH programme.