Liisa Hietanen


Picture of a room
6.7-29.7. 2012

In my works I tend to seek a dialogue with the surrounding space. A three-dimensional piece will of course always occupy the room it is placed in. Beyond this spatial feature I otherwise attempt to deal with the space and the object. I want to point out the apparent obviousness of our surroundings and in that way question conventional ways of looking and observing. By dealing with elements of a room or by creating a gesture in the form of a sculpture I impact the experiencing of the space.

My sculpting method is crocheting. It is a straightforward and declarative way of dealing with the world. The works get their essence through slowness, laboriousness, softness and continuance. All the foregoing are a form of presence - of the work, time, material, myself and the viewers simultaneously.

The exhibition is supported by:

Suomen Taideyhdistys
Tampereen kaupunki
Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu