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Henhel-Hippo

Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki

5.-28.2.2010
Henrik Eriksson and Johanna Gustafsson Fürst
HENHEL-HIPPO

At the beginning Henrik Eriksson main aim was to build a sculpture by another artist, his friend, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst according to her instructions. However, after a while the interaction between the two artists took more important role and in the end their conversations and e-mails became an essential part of the collaboration.

The sculpture itself serves a more practical purpose as a bench that invites the viewer to sit down and at the same time it clarifies the gallery space resulting in an interaction between the three. As a result of the collaboration Eriksson is also exhibiting few of his photographic pieces from the series Norrlandskusten 21.12.2007. This is an on-going odyssey where a digital archive shot with a compact camera during one single day is slowly re-edited into a new journey