Noora Sandgren is a visual artist, art educator, curator working with photography and its bendings, installation, texts and embodied practices. In her artistic research she’s interested in the theme of fluidity, the inter- and intra-action of different materialities, their livelines within shared space at times marked by questions of entanglements. Noora works site-sensitively collaborating with weathers, insects, soil and scrap materials. She holds an MA in Photography from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture & a BA in Social Psychology from Helsinki University.
Kuoria meripuhetta & sinertymisiä
Peels seatalk & bluings
Peels seatalk & bluings / kuoria meripuhetta & sinertymisiä is an assemblage inhabiting a historical 6″ canteen building – a space for nourishing and material circulations. This collage holds touches of many contributors & acts, of tasting, smelling, getting wet and stung, listening, speaking, offering and receiving, leaving behind and returning, caring and being cared fore, and then: winning some fears by relating.
This multimaerial installation consists of repurposed handmade unique residency scrap material – things:
– Two photographs from residency cooking scraps: beetroot peels juice & Örö picked blueberry/home garden blackberry juice mix, on paper sensing sun which draws the images, a cameraless trace combining last summers home garden plant bodies with this spring sun.
I waited for 3 weeks for these to appear. Now they slowly fade
Then there´s these too:
– Left over egg-shell and coffee filter blueprints & dried banana peel sculptures
– Readings, torn, turned soft and hard again in new form – maybe a nest?
– Found feathers – a possible necklace?
– Viper´s leftover skins, studied with old linens & silk, now on blueprints
– Sea-salt-sand-wind-tide touch blueprints, unstopped and changing.
I was shivering on that icy sunny evening in April at Solkuro beach
– Seaweed blueprint & Viper skin detail studies. Fading image, possible habitat for invisible life
– Net meditations: forgotten plastic fish net, found natural fiber net, food-containing plastic nets, as blueprints, one died with blueberry juice
– Found carried-to-beach by sea winds wooden pallets.
I can imagine the heaviness they’ve carried, now holding lighter things
– Rain drop touched living still-light-gathering photograph, aged paper from former art school
– Artists feelers, drawn by sun in 15 minutes, with mom´s old fabrics sensitized. It was us together, between sleep-room and squirrel tree, at open window, receiving shy warmth of spring light
– A Thank You dirge for the island. On a slow walk on rocks inside all shining suns glimmering on water, 18th April around Solkuro