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Slicing (2015)

HD video | duration 1;17 | silent

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You Are Not A Thing, The Thing Is Not You (2015)

Concrete floor, tiles, drain lid, drawing


The work was created for Valtio+ (State+) exhibition that took place in a former Turku Regional Prison in Kakolanmäki, Turku. The piece consists of two parts, a drawing that was placed inside a segregation cell and a sculpture that was cast outside on the yard of the prison. The drawing was depicting the ground plan of the same cell where it was hanged and a larger map of the cell´s location inside the prison. The sculpture was a copy of the floor of same segregation cell that was `moved´ outside. It was cast and tiled on place and included all the detailing of the original.

The connection with the two parts would be detected while walking about in the prison and the exhibition. The sculpture could be seen on each floor from the staircase window. The work enabled to view and encounter the cell´s floor space outside without the oppressing and overwhelming prison atmosphere.

Eventually the nature would take the piece over.


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Sari Palosaari_Valtio+_Arte ry_Turku


Sari Palosaari_Valtio+_Arte ry_Turku




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Contextual Choreography: Hidden Mad House, Mad House Helsinki, 22.-24.9.2015



Simo Kellokumpu, Sari Palosaari ja Mikko Hyvönen

Contextual Choreography: Hidden Mad House

Mad House Helsinki, 22.-24.9.2015,

Suvilahti, Tiivistämö



In spring 2015 three artists formed an artistic research group for Kellokumpu’s on-going artistic research Contextual Choreography. The group worked in Saari residency on July 2015. Based on working together every artist bring to Mad House a proposal, gesture or an artistic work, which articulates and comments on the research questions.



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Blinds (2014)

Extension for the gallery walls, hot galvanized steel railing, glass, blinds, aluminum, veneer, mdf, rubber, plastic, textile





Sari_Palosaari_Blinds_Projektraum Meinblau






Sari Palosaari_Blinds_Projektraum Meinblau



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Air Gap (2014)

HD video | duration 0;30 | silent | loop

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Back to Front (2014)

HD video | duration 2;30 loop | silent


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Minimal Romantic (2011)

HD video, duration 3;39 | Sound Ilkka Olander / Studio Äänitaivas | Supported by AVEK / Heidi Tikka


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Minimal Romantic (2011)

Metal profile and plywood constructions, acrylic sheets,  HD video projection, lighting, sound | Sound  Ilkka Olander | Duration 2;38


The work includes a 6m x 2,4m curved projection screen, architectural constructions , projections and sound. During the duration of the piece the video runs a loop and after every loop the ramp gets illuminated. A spectator walks on top of the ramp to view the video. At the end the image fades to black while the light that illuminates the constructions has expanded to cover the whole construction on the floor.

In the video there is a glass cube that protrudes the wall of a skyscraper high up above an urban landscape. Inside the cube there are people viewing to the distant horizon. One hears a slightly volatile, minimal sound, when the cube rises up along the axis of the image. The slow rising movement is emphasized with the sound that reaches a level of disturbance until the point it snaps to a complete silence at the very moment the cube reaches its highest point. For some time one can still hear the echo of the sound that suddenly was cut away. A free fall begins. The image scatters into multiple cubicles that float over the view.

The images of the photo animation show the look out ledge of the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. I visited the location in 2008 while staying in Public Media Institute. When I came up with my study of “architecture of viewing” I went through the material that I had from the location and studied and collected images from the Internet. The collected tourist and news images were then animated into a moving image work.


The work was originally realized for the Purnu Art Centre, which had its impact on the making of the piece. The idea to study “the architecture of viewing” started from Purnu, reflecting the modern atelier architecture that was designed for viewing and the surrounding romantic idyll with pier to the lake that one can use for gazing to the horizon.



Sari Palosaari_Purnun Taidekeskus


Sari Palosaari_Purnun Taidekeskus


Sari Palosaari_Purnun Taidekuskus


Sari Palosaari_Jyväskylän Taidemuseo


Sari Palosaari_ Jyväskylän taidemuseo


Sari Palosaari_Jyväskylän taidemuseo_video installaatio



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