SUSANNA MAJURII'm waiting for you

Hiding Place, 2018
silisec
100 x 70 cm
edition 6 + 2AP

 

I wait for you

in the water

roll silvery stones between

blue fingers

watch my face defy time in

the wave

come and lie beside me

stroke my body like in old times

I am the white lily and the rose

I wait for you

in the water

Vigdís Grimsdóttir, translation to english by Kári Tulinius


The exhibition’s works feature a figure floating on the water, blending  it in with its surroundings. A photo captures the movement of the water. Time is placed in safekeeping. Memories kept in a safe place.

Paused moments are given an emotional voice. As you watch, you can leave your weight in the water, you are being supported, embraced. Water moves you; water changes you. The touch of the water on your skin is safe – sexual, even.

I'm waiting for you is about love. What it feels like to be a mother, father, son, sister, friend. It is about wanting to be loved. How it feels to be part of a family.

An ancient beach, a river valley, waterfalls, springs. Water erupting from the earth. Nature is special. The landscape has a strong nostalgic attraction. I'm still looking for my origins. I follow the water. Sometimes it only shows a hint of itself. Water is the route, feeling at home, the place where we came from. Water and time have made the landscape unique. It makes you wonder what was before us and what will be after us. The landscape may change, but the stories will be repeated over the course of time.

Susanna Majuri

Susanna Majuri (born in 1978) is a photographer known for her delicate photographs of people and water. Majuri graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2007 with a Master of Arts in photography. Majuri's works have been exhibited in numerous joint and group exhibitions in Finland and overseas since 2005, and several major public and private art collections in Finland and other countries feature her works. Majuri was awarded the State Prize for Photography in 2018. Majuri's private exhibition Sense of Water will be on display at the Northern Photographic Centre in Oulu from 2 November – 8 December 2019. Her works will also be on display at Oulu Museum of Art in the Shared Dreams joint exhibition from 5 October 2019 – 26 January 2020. A public work of art designed by Majuri will be revealed in Kangasala in autumn 2019.

Galleria Heino's exhibition has been arranged in collaboration with Arto Kartastenpää.




 
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    edition 6 + 2AP

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