Heikkilä Alma

Lives in Hyrynsalmi and Helsinki

Artist Alma Heikkilä (b. 1984) lives and works in Hyrynsalmi and Helsinki. She graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. In her work, Heikkilä challenges our view of the material world, other species as well as science and prevailing ideas about the world and humanity. The audience in EMMA Areena will be part of Heikkilä’s work, moving inside or around the piece without ever attaining a simultaneous view of the whole. The hanging of the work requires viewers to observe large surfaces close up, which allows it to address phenomena which are by their size, speed or distance incommensurate with human perception or understanding, such as the biosphere, climate change, or world order based on oil. The title of the exhibition is a reference to Timothy Morton’s book Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World.

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