Mass Storage is an environmental artwork dug in to the ground. The piece is interactive and open for anyone to lay down and recharge, download or empty/refill their ‘’mass storage’’. One can become invisible in the landscape and lose time in the embrace of mother earth looking far away. Alone we arrive, and alone we will leave. The artwork also reflects the artist’s motto, ’’You have to be ready to die, so that you truly are ready to live.’’
Artist Tiina Vehkaperä lives and works in Kello, Oulu. She is the chairman of Oulu Artists Association and a member of several artist groups and collectives in Finland. She works as a sculptor, broadening her field of work towards communal art and supervision. In recent years, Vehkaperä has also started working with light and performance art. She has combined 3D-printing, led-lights and coding with ancient rocks, antique from the 1700s, and contemporary materials varying from rubber toys to garden discoveries. She brings materials together with the modern age and its concepts, and discusses re-occurring phenomena and elements that possibly play part in keeping us alive. Vehkaperä’s art strives towards the understanding of being, dynamics of communication and exploration of humanity.
The artwork will be built in the environmental art park of Ii, and will be open to the public the entire summer from 13 June onwards.
Address: Pappilantie 16, 91100 Ii