Diana Soria Hernandez: MOSQUITOES

Location: Gallery MUU
Price: Free entry
Address: Lönnrotinkatu 33, Helsinki


Opening on Friday 18 January 2019, from 5pm – 7pm. 

How does this feel? A stitch on my scalp. It’s a sharp and filling pain that goes through my body like electricity, burning. My arm instinctively lifts up like a bow with an open palm, plunging with all its weigh towards the head. Did I kill it? I keep walking.

After some hours, on my way back to the house I can barely think. I’m running, I’m fleeing.

I explored different ways of interacting with mosquitos through performance, video and text. In this relation I see possibilities and conditions for exploring vulnerability, power, impotence and cruelty. I search in myself for what I’m thinking can be the minimal trace of violence as I let myself bite or react to the insect.

Diana Soria Hernández (b. 1983 Mexico, living in Helsinki, Finland, since 2011) is an independent artist focused on the exploration of visual and corporeal language mainly through performance art but also by using video, live installations, printmaking and drawing.

This exhibition is generously supported by Kone Foundation and Suomen Kulttuurirahasto.

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