Opening a month of Finnish performance at the Russian state gallery, the Helsinki-based artist — also known for her work with Luke Turner and Shia LaBeouf — focusses on humans and their relationship to nature and other beings.
For the performance at Solyanka, Rönkkö invites audience members to exchange a private memory or recollection for either a permanent stick and poke tattoo or a temporary one, depending on whether they want to hold on to it or let it go: “Together we will decide a word or an image that will symbolize your memory and stay with you forever.”
Header image: Nastja Säde Rönkkö, ‘for those yet to be’ (2016). Courtesy the artist.
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