Live and work in Helsinki.
Liina Kuittinen is currently doing her MFA studies in The Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland. In her artistic practise she is concentrating on performance art.
“In my practise each performance is independent but together they can be considered as variations of a theme.
Lately I’ve turned my attention to such phenomenons as melting, pouring or leaking. Not so much of the thing itself but what it can say, not as metaphor, but as true example of matter and how it behaves and reacts for surrounding conditions. Water is escaping through the smallest crack, and all the forces that are making it happen. To find out through experience what is the weight of water and what draws it towards the bottom while vaporising is drawing upwards and absorption is stopping the movement. Simple phenomenon consists of several directions and this simultaneity of events seems to be the nature of all vital configurations. At the same time it is about zooming, or focusing on details that reveal patterns that can be found from reality in different scales.
In my work language is present as a rhythm of thought and logic. During performance I am mute. Clarity of my actions needs no explanations and the other hand if gestures would be forced to overlap with layer of text they would loose their weight and details. Repetition with variations is stuttering action, simultanic creation and revealed process. When repeated, word or gesture starts to make a new shape and grow over its borders, to leak from its conventional frame. As in speech thought is not complete before it is spoken, gives action done live the final form for the seed of an idea.”