What is the journey of nettles collected on one sunny summer day?
What is the taste and colour of your memories of one particular rainy day?
Which shades of weather do you remember?
With whom do you share weather?
So far the process has been absorbing: it has been about taking in and soaking up. It has been about wandering around with baskets full of nettles, bark, stones, clay. Walking in company, with scissors, plastic bags full of rotten mushrooms and then freezing, boiling, drying, dyeing, separating, observing, learning, forgetting, getting excited and disappointed. With burned eyebrows it has been about creating routines and chores in between steaming pans, shaking liquids and putting pigments in jars.
The process has been about always having something in your pocket: returning to things that matter which you thought you forgot. Turning everything found into powders, dust, pastes, paints, pieces. Taught by friend, healed by wax. Company we keep, weather we share.
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In “No weather what” the processes in the laboratory go on:
As an additional program to the exhibition, visitors were welcomed to book a time with the artist Michaela Casková and come to the gallery for a cup of soup, which will then become part of the exhibition and possibly change into a colorful memory of one winter day.
The work is a result of collaboration with many and include a letter written by friend, curator Selina Väliheikki.
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Photos by Michaela Casková and Paula Räty