Lauri Astala Marie Perrault Disorientation

Date(s): Sep 10 to Oct 15 2016

Exhibition

L. Astala, 2013

Opening
September 10 at 5 pm

Disorientation brings together two recent works by Finnish artist Lauri Astala that pursue the artist’s interest in our relationship to space. By bringing forward feeling of strangeness and disorientation, the video installations presented at OBORO generate a discomfort that emphasizes the influence of affect and collective culture on our experience of intimate and collective spaces.

On Disappearance is an interactive video installation that brings the viewer inside the piece in real-time. Here, Astala represents himself returning to a familiar place after some time away. With his intimate thoughts, he challenges the viewer directly, confusing their mutual positions. Questions are posed about real space and the space of fiction, at the crux between perception and projection.

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L. Astala, 2013

Lauri Astala lives and works in Helsinki, Finland and Avallon, France. Astala’s medium is the moving image, often constructed as in-situ installation. His works deal with concepts of space and the cultural structures that form our way of conceiving space. In our technologically mediated world, Astala is interested in the blurred border between actual and virtual reality.

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Marie Perrault has published numerous essays and organised several exhibitions for museums and exhibition centers in Quebec and Canada, and for the Mois de la Photo à Montréal in 2001. She met Lauri Astala during a residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn (ISCP) in 2012. Astala’s works immediately echoed her own research on technology and visual culture.

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

Disorientation, Lauri Astala – Photos : Sylvaine Chassay and Stephanie Castonguay 2016

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