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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10am–6pm.

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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open
summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10am–6pm
wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm
Closed 6 Dec, 24–25 Dec, 31 Dec, 25 Mar and 30 Apr

Feel free to
come farther

Potentiality for Love

Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s new sculptural video installation examines material and visual illusion as well as the connection between thought and physical contact.

3 FEB 2018–6 JAN 2019
SERLACHIUS MUSEUM GÖSTA

 

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Potentiality for Love

Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s Potentiality for Love is a sculptural video installation based on LED modules that examines material and visual illusion as well as the connection between thought and physical contact.

On stepping into the exhibition room, the visitor encounters the body of a woman floating in space, which slowly approaches and seeks out the viewer. The figure represents mother, “the first other”, with whom all of us have had, at the same time, the closest contact of all. Within the work, one moves at the intersections of materiality and maternality. At the same time, Ahtila, who is interested in the parallelism of the animal and human worlds, leads us to consider whether a phenomenon like motherly love can also exist in relationships between species.

Potentiality for Love is a Serlachius Museums’ commission, which is receiving its first showing in Mänttä before embarking on an extensive world tour.

SERLACHIUS MUSEUM GÖSTA 3 February 2018–6 January 2019