Essi Kausalainen

AffiliationPerformance and visual artist

About Essi Kausalainen

BiographyEssi Kausalainen (b. 1979) is a Helsinki-based artist who has been active in the international performance art scene since 2000, performing in events such as ACTS (Contemporary Arts Museum, Roskilde 2011), Open-festival (Beijing 2009), 7a*11d (Toronto 2008), Future of Imagination #3 (Singapore 2006), and the National Review of Live Art (Glasgow 2004). In addition to her performance works, Kausalainen has had six solo exhibitions in Helsinki, Malmö and Turku presenting videos, performances and installations.

AffiliationPerformance and visual artist

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ArtworkVol. 2Winter Garden

Winter Garden

A performance for video • artist: Essi Kausalainen

Essi Kausalainen

Winter Garden is a performance made for the camera. It was filmed in a winter day on ice, near the city of Kuopio, Finland. Conjoining beauty and horror, strength and fragility, the tropical and the Arctic co-exist, and the tension between ‘striving for’ and ‘striving against’ is set in stark relief as blooms freeze.