Maria Vuorinen

23rd March – 19th April 2015

Kiss Kiss

Maria Vuorinen: Kiss Kiss at Home (2015), photograph.

Maria Vuorinen: Kiss Kiss at Home (2015), photograph.

Kiss Kiss project started at my home studio in the summer 2014. At Galleria Å will be displayed the
following images / videos / performances.

Kiss Kiss at Home (2014) is based on three photographs taken by me, by remote control. An intimate
performance in front of the eye of the camera.

Kiss Kiss at Mannerheimintie (2014) is performance took place at The Night of the Arts in Helsinki. In the performance I step into the Galleria Seinäs’s display window beside the heavily trafficked Mannerheimintie. People are passing by, stopping, wacthing, not noticing. I kiss the window with my red lips until the world on the other side dissappear from me, me from the world. A kiss – a classic signfor love and affection has become its opposite. At Galleria Å the performance (original duration 75 min) will be displayed as a video documentation (5 min).

Kiss Kiss on Her (2015) increases the fear factor. Despite the presence of another person the loneliness
and vulnerability are present, even more than before. Her name is Essi. For the performance her name, identity or our relationship are insignificant. Her role is to play a Human, the subject to be kissed. She is every one of Them, This is premiere. The performance has not been practiced in advance
– no kiss has landed her skin yet. After the performance the video documentation will be displayed in
the same space. And it is first after the performance there are more words to be said.

Maria Vuorinen (1979) has graduated from Konstfack, Stockholm (MFA, 2006) and her work is based on somewhere between jewellery art and photography. She has studies also from Scotland (BDes(hons), 2003 / University of Dundee) and from Finland (BA, 2002 / Turku Arts Academy). She lives and works in Finland.

The opening of the exhibition is on Thursday 26th March at 6 pm. Welcome!

Meet the artist on Sunday 12th April at 2 pm.

The opening is sponsored by Fazer