Search in:
works
blog
Post Border Field Trip Disorder - African Guns

POST BORDER FIELD TRIP DISORDER

26 August 2016, Pepino

Yesterday, I came back - exhausted physically, emotionally and intellectually - from the Border Field Trip that took Serlachius Museum's director Pauli and me to the southern frontiers of Europe(an Union). In one week we crossed by foot borders between La Linea (ES) and Gibraltar (GB), Ceuta (ES) and Fnidaq (MA), Melilla (ES) and Nador (MA), and took a ferry from Tarifa (ES) to Tangier (MA).

A brief list of things we saw and experienced:

- A circus organized by an NGO outside of a Spanish immigrant reception center.

- Sub-Saharian immigrants hiding in Moroccan forests and coming to beg and prostitute themselves by a road.

- Moroccan military camps by the border and in forests were the migrants hide.

- A Spanish neighborhood controlled by drug lords and where the law enforcement forces rarely venture. Our fixer had to repeat constantly that we weren't cops. Finally we were received by an imam in a mosque.

- Moroccan police interrogating us why we visit non-tourist areas and wander by the border.

- Kilometers of both barbed wire and sophisticated triple separation fences strengthened with watch towers and all possible up-to-date vigilance technology.

- A Moroccan town purged of immigrants because the king was vacationing in his summer palace in the area.

- Spanish police interrogated us why we wanted to see the border structure and movement too close.

- A Moroccan police check-point next to hashish fields.

- Endless lines of people trying to cross borders.

- The last public statue of Generalissimo Francisco Franco.





Improptu Art - Kriminal

IMPROPTU ART

10 August 2016, Jyväskylä

Improvisation is the process of devising a solution to a requirement by making-do, despite absence of resources that might be expected to produce a solution. This can mean adapting something for some use other than that which it was designed for, or building something from unusual components in an ad-hoc fashion.

This week, I'm improvising at Ti-la, Jyväskylä. Ti-la is a series of 52 solo shows during 2016. My project is called Summer Job, I drive here every morning from our summer cottage located 20km from the town.

I'm a very organized artist - I have several shows next winter, they've been perfectly planned and most of the works are ready and some of them have been already shipped. However, I find it amusing and fresh to work with a different attitude. Things don't have to be perfect, anything goes. This is the purest way of making art - the quality is in the ideas, not in the execution and materials.







Riiko
Sakkinen
 

2017

010203
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12


2016

010203040506070809101112


2015

010203040506070809101112


2014

010203040506070809101112


2013

010203040506070809101112


2012

010203040506070809101112


2011

010203040506070809101112


2010

010203040506070809101112


2009

010203040506070809101112


2008

010203040506070809101112


2007

010203040506070809101112


2006

01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09101112


 

RSS