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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Film still. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Film still. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Film still. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Film still. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Film still. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Film still. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Film still. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.
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Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artists + Sorbus, Helsinki.

“No one wants to die”: Being good + staying healthy at Tuomo Tuovinen’s Whatever Makes You Happy

, 11 April 2017

Tuomo Tuovinen presented solo exhibition Whatever Makes You Happy at Helsinki’s Sorbus Gallery, which opened March 9 and ran to April 2, 2017.

Tuomo Tuovinen, Whatever Makes You Happy (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Sorbus, Helsinki.

The Helsinki-based artist presented new work featuring a two-channel video within an installation of objects and other interventions in the space. With choreography by Laura Jantunen, and music composed by Islaja (Merja Kokkonen), the video focuses on four characters, zooming in on their mundane tasks in the kitchen and grocery shop. Through doubt, belief, desire and information, the characters meander through a “mosaic of mixed and contradictory views, theories, stories, research results, myths and trends.”

The press release beings with a quote by Steve Jobs, “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there” and gives the audience some background information on the work including where the script came from (various sources and quotes from articles and blogs) and its particular focus on bilberries.**

Tuomo Tuovinen’s Whatever Makes You Happy solo exhibition was on at Helsinki’s Sorbus Gallery, running March 9 to April 2, 2017.