"Pari aatosta taiteellisesta työstä ja
A Few Thoughts about Work and the Meaning of an
p. 132–147 in the book Saari näkyvissä! – Saaren
kartanon taiteilija- ja tutkijaresidenssi 10
vuotta / Saari Ahoy! – Saari Residence 10 Years
(ed. Veera Schrey & Silja Pasila). Saaren
kartanon julkaisuja vol. 5 / Saari Residence
Publications Vol. 5, 2018.
and Research Colliding (Nokkakolari – taide ja
published online in the peer-reviewed Journal
for Artistic Research (26.5.2014).
This for me –
along with the Practical Utopia mentioned
above – is the most important item on this
list, since it's a long article/exposition
that is available only online – and because
I'm very happy with the text, audiovisual
attachments and the layout of it all. It's not
my final word on the relationship of art,
philosophy, politics and research, but I think
it's very informative package. It contains
many of the central themes and ideas I've been
using in my teaching for years. Don't be
offended by the simple and didactic tone – the
point and justification of that is that this
text and the audio-visual materials that go
with it are meant to be approachable (and
hopefully interesting too) to the widest
possible audience. And it's bilingual / ja se
have used texts in many of my visual works.
These texts can be hand-written on my paintings,
spoken word monologues in video works, words to
music to be sung or for example text panels
included in multipartite photo works. The texts
are organic parts of these works, like the
libretto of an opera or the poem of a lied are
integral parts of the whole artwork. To
see some of these combinations of pictures
and texts, get the book, Teemu
examples of these mixtures of images and text
can also be found on this website. Here is one,
a very compact example: Putinin
Venäjä / Putin's Russia.
here is another, a concrete example of painting
and writing colliding together: Vittupää
here is a third one:
#4 ...and the same in Finnish: RIKKI #4 A compilation (37 pages) of text
fragments, used as a part of the multipartite work DARKNESS
VISIBLE (paintings, a video, texts, CDs of
music) and also published as an autonomous text.
It's quite extensive, but it is the best textual
introduction to my work you can get without buying
either of the aforementioned books.
Being not only an atheist, but even a
relativist, I asked myself: "If I have no use for
the (Christian) Ten Commandments, what can I offer
instead?" So I came up with my commandments, for
myself, and not more than nine of them. Has been
published as an autonomous text, but usually it has
been in circulation as the right panel of the Christmas
bibliografia-osuudessa on lista muista julkaistuista
Ja koska aion julkaista lisää kirjoja, laitan tällä
kotisivulla jakoon vain muutamia vanhoja näytteitä.
In the bibliography-section of my CV
you'll find a list of my other published articles. And
as I aim to publish more books, I'm only sharing a few
old samples on this webpage.
hillityn hilpeältä näytän, kun saan tekstejäni julkaistua
This is how happy I look when I
get my texts published.
(tai audiolle) tallennettuja luentoja,
keskusteluja ja haastatteluja internetissä.
Video (or audio) recordings of lectures,
discussions and interviews available online.