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Now on Artsy!

Fancy a snack or a walk through the shadow gardens? Some of my work can now be bought from Artsy, under LOKAL gallery: klick here!

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Casted clay, popcorn

photo: Katja Hagelstam
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POPCORN the Arabia Art Department edition 2017

I’m always trying to find new ways to use materials as a means for expressing emotions. In my work, popcorn is transformed from a popular snack food into a refined ornament. You enjoy it across the entire gamut of culture – from comedy to horror.

…also featured in Helsinki Design Weekly

…buy here: ARTSY

 

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Popcorn (2017), Unique vessels: Arabia casting clay, black pigment, gold, glazing and popcorn

pictures: Katja Hagelstam

Sounds of Silence

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A unique textile that incorporates ceramic elements. The work, which was woven on a handloom in the Arabia Art Departmen Society’s visiting artist studio at the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre, investigates different ways to combine ceramics and woven fabric, in this case the sound and brittleness of ceramic materials.

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“Sounds of Silence” textile and full video is on display at Arabia Art Department Society’s summer exhibition “Kisses and Popcorn” until the end of August at Iittala & Arabia Design Centre

WATCH TEASER CLIP HERE!

concept and art piece: Veera Kulju
video and edit: Ananya Tanttu
performance and choreography: Satu Halttunen
clothing pattern: Anu Salonen
graphic design: Ilkka Kärkkäinen

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I am Forest

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Somewhere in the middle of the planned working process a forest started to appear. There it was, a new path. I shouldn’t feel surprised, after all I said Im going to the wintery forest to hang with Aslan. Feeling like this might be the looking glass into that kingdom.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHand built porcelain, 2017 / photos: Ilkka Kärkkäinen

 

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Shadows & Threads’ / Varjo Langalla

Masters of Arts exhibition 2011: Thesis work for Aalto University, department of Applied Art and Design. Shadows & Threads’ is above all a never ending process, which creates continual or unwinding spaces. It is a series of sculptures, constructed of forgotten threads and lampshades. Objects are frozen in the moment of observation, they are evidence of the comfort to be found in repetition. The literary part of this work is a series of letters written and sent to people who have had an important role in my work.This work is an end and a beginning – thus it is also a reminder of the fact that everything is connected. Clarity and chaos – reason and feeling.

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photo: Veera Kulju

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film and photo: Fabian Björk