Kari Toiviainen: From the front door to the heart
24.11.–10.12.2022 Haparanda Library
In the works of artist Kari Toiviainen, the twin cities of Tornio and Haaparanta and their inhabitants play the main roles. Toiviainen has recorded the moods, sounds, landscapes, thoughts, feelings and memories of the two cities and their residents.
We don’t just live in the present.
The past with all its memories, incidents and experiences lives in us,
and it can often happen that the past is stronger than the present.
During the fall of 2022, Kari Toiviainen, a media artist from Jyväskylä, visited the Haaparanta-Tornio area several times, met local people, filmed encounters and captured images of objects that have meaning to the people he filmed. The exhibition consists of moving images and soundscapes.
Toiviainen has 20 years of experience at the intersection of moving image, theater work and media and marketing: manuscripting and directing of 200 TV episodes, teaching theater, stage work, giving trainings in content creation and performance, and workshops, among other things. From the front door to the heart is Toiviainen’s first solo exhibition.
The opening of the exhibition will be on Thursday 20th October at 14 (Finnish time). Warm welcome!
Free entry to the exhibition. The space is accessible, there is a lift to the exhibition space.
Address: Packhusgatan 4, 953 31 Haparanda.
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