Alan Bulfin is a process-based artist who works in the public sphere. He uses every day domestic life and care as testing grounds, to actively test what had the widest ecological care and impact. Through his work, he makes these practices available to a wider community through learning and recipe sharing events with a show and tell format. Pii Anttila is an artist, a producer and an art educator, whose study interests are art as research, art as a pedagogical event, solidarity economy and society’s power structures. She makes and works towards art that is in the form of an event in the public space.
Pii Anttila and Alan Bulfin have started a process to research and explore their home and how it can resonate with the wider world around us. Fidelity of Home is a utility cupboard installation made completely by using natural recipes that you can harvest or grow and do at home. It is an attempt to create different recipes on how to care for the environment and share our community knowledge. The utility cupboard is free to explore as a communal material to try different ecological recipes that are having a conversation with the situation we are having in our home, using products we have no awareness of what they are doing to our home, the environment and to our health. Fidelity of Home has its roots in reinventing the heart for the home that extends beyond our houses and family. It is of the earth and it consumes us as we consume it. Sustenance is a binding force that is looked for through senses; this is nothing less than sentience. Through our senses of sustenance together we will form fidelity as warm and caring as a home can be. By using this concept of senses of sustenance, we can use forms of sustenance as cleaning products, clothing and food. Sustenance becomes both material and food for thought.
Fidelity of Home at Art Ii Biennial 2020
Artists present on Wednesday 10 June at 12.
Artwork open to public 11 June – 4 July
Mon, Wed, Thu 9AM-7PM
Tue, Fri 9AM-4PM
Closed on weekends and on Midsummer eve 19 June
Address: Nättepori, Puistotie 1, 91100 Ii