Residency artists and researchers

Multidisciplinary art

Ilari Laamanen


Photo: Jussi Virkkumaa

I see this residency as an opportunity to take a breather from the world and focus on myself. My creative process is about luring out something essential but latent. For me, that requires meditation, reading and research.

I write fiction and explore ideas for new projects. Solubility and the logic of water are what fascinate me at the moment. How flexible could existence be if you could abandon categorical thinking and surrender to the rhythms of nature?

I work as a curator of contemporary art. In our information-saturated culture, what matters to me the most is the ability to concentrate and explore unconventional perspectives. My projects are a vehicle for me to question and expand my perceptions of interaction.