“muku & coro” takes place in Rauma, Finland, during a two months artist residency stay hosted by Raumars A-i-R. Rauma is a city of 40,000 people on the west coast of Finland; a 4 hour bus ride from the capital city Helsinki.
“muku & coro” in Rauma is a site-specific installation project which takes the form of an exhibition consisting of seven paintings. Each painting is showcased separately at seven collaborators’ homes.
In order to realize this exhibition, a public “Seeking collaborators” announcement was made through the Raumars' mailing list, a local newspaper, and posters placed in town. Seven people responded and agreed to play roles as gallery owners, hosting a painting on their wall for 1 month. Each collaborator receives her friends during the exhibition period, presenting the painting to them at her own will.
The exhibition features seven new paintings of Muku (a dog and childhood friend who died, part of my ongoing muku project/series started in 1998) This series explores the sentiment and formation of memory while it also deteriorates. How does the emotional response to the deterioration of memory affect on the process of formation of a new memory which is carried further or lived with?