Peppi Reenkola (b. 1992, Helsinki) is a contemporary artist, currently studying her masters degree in Fine Art at Bergen University in Norway. In her artistic practice she uses her own life and body as material to explore one’s constant need to better themselves and how that desire manifests in a larger, societal way.
Ongoing work, initially started in 2018, first phase March 2020 - May 2021
I want to detach myself from the 3-dimensional world and attain a higher level of consciousness whatever that means. It’s a sticky project, full of contradictions and moments of weakness but at its best, a guidebook for surviving the end of the world. It’s an attempt to escape the earthly suffering and accept one’s mortality. It’s either a documentation of my enlightenment or an epic fail. Either way, it’s a piece of art that deals with humans’ deep desire to always improve and a journey through all the emotions that arise within self-improvement.
Higherme Project is an ongoing process work where the artist aims to alter her own mind, consciousness and brain as an art piece by practicing yoga and meditation. The process is documented by MRI scans of the artist’s brain and with video diaries posted on the project’s YouTube channel.