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Sunday 10.6.2018 at 13:30
MUU Cable
Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1C, Helsinki

image: Roberta Lima: Comfort Zone, Performative Installation. Vienna 2017 – Helsinki 2018


For the guided gallery tour HELSINKI ART WALK, on Sunday 10 June, we’ll meet at 13:30 in MUU Cable (Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1C, Helsinki) to start our day. You are most welcome to join us and spend your Sunday afternoon with the latest exhibitions in Helsinki! Free entry, like always. Come by yourself or bring your friends with you!

This time the guide for the walk will be Jane Hughes. The guided tour will be in English.

Starting from MUU Cable Roberta Lima will perform the wrapping and piercing of the red carpet of his work Comfort Zone. Initially displayed to collect the traces of the gallery visitors, the carpet now will be transformed into a sculpture. In this way, Lima aims to refer to political issues and historical facts, which remain uncomfortable to be addressed.

Comfort Zone. Performative Installation. Vienna 2017 – Helsinki 2018.

For Comfort Zone Roberta Lima uses elements of abstraction and digitalization of information to “collect traces”. 

The red carpet symbolizes the dichotomy of today’s society: the false idea of comfort and luxury versus the “wrapping” of democracy and information. 

The QR code in the stamp invites the viewer to become an agent in this work by using their cell phones to scan the code, revealing actions and various statements – which can be then carried away and outside of the art space. It refers to hidden information, which needs exposure. The rising of movements such as #MeToo and #TimeisUp are an example of the use of media for empowering women, not only in the arts, but also in every segment of society.

Helsinki art walk 10.6.2018:

1 MUU Kaapeli – MUU Kaapeli – Endless Process
Tallberginkatu 1 C

2 Forum Box – Päivikki Kallio: Irrotetut 01/06 – 24/06/2018 & Mediabox: Azar Saiyar – Etäisyyden monumentti 01/06 – 24/06/2018
Ruoholahdenranta 3 a

3 Galleria Pirkko-Liisa Topelius – Totte Mannes: 85-vuotisjuhlanäyttely
Hietalahdenranta 17

4 MUU Galleria – MUU Galleria – Teemu Mäki
Lönnrotinkatu 33