Suoraan sisältöön


In the course of this project, I invited several artist-researchers to comment on the letters and explore ideas in the context of Meeting in Asynchrony laboratories, among them: Elina Saloranta, Juli Reinartz, Kenneth Siren, Denise Ziegler, Elina Oikari, Fjolla Hoxha, Nora Rinne, Karolina Kucia, Tuomas Laitinen, Nanni Vapaavuori, Bruno Caldas, Miklos Gaál, Kirsi Heimonen, Jana Unmüssig, Mammu Rankanen, and Sanna Myllylahti. Special thanks to Kinga Szemessy for her comments on the last part of this manual and to Paul Dumoulin; to Jessica Moore, a unique translator and to Kate Sotejeff-Wilson; to Elina Saloranta for our rich and sustained artistic dialogue; my gratitude to my friend Nanni Vapaavuori for her generous presence and her fearlessness during the work and to Kaisla Kyyhkynen, a free spirit, for her drawings/paintings in the Giacometti section. Thanks also to Melina Stinson, Terhi Nieminen, and graphic designers Ott Kagovere and Kersti Heile in Tallinn. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank Tutke for this position of postdoctoral researcher which I had the honour to occupy for two years – the opportunity to pursue artistic research in such a fine environment is gold. Special thanks to Leena Rouhiainen for her intelligence of heart and mind, and to Laura Gröndahl, Hanna Järvinen, Pilvi Porkola, Riitta Pasanen-Wilberg, and Stefano De Luca at Tutke who gave me such inspiration and support during this global crisis. My gratitude to Anna Kotka and the unparalleled Milja Nevalainen, to CfAR, who offered invaluable support at each stage of my research, and to Michaela Bränn for her precious work. Being in Finland – a country I was just coming to know at the time of the pandemic – has allowed me to grow closer to the Finnish people and to experience, together, what none of us could have imagined. I love Finland. This story is not over.