What happens when nothing happens

Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland / 2019

The happening/installation ‘What happens when nothing happens’ is part of the artist’s research work about the ‘Infraordinary’, a concept by Georges Perec which refers to quotidian experiences and questions the visibility of these events in the everyday life.

In this happening/installation, the artist examines a side of the everyday in which she will engage with the statement of what happens when nothing happens.

The artist will dwelt the exhibition space for the whole duration of the exhibition (Monday 14th of October – Thursday 31st of October 2019) by locating a desk and a series of tools which will allow her to do, think, and work on the document titled as the installation in which she will elaborate on the relationship between the notion of the event and the Infraordinary.

Photo by Laureline Tilkin

At the same time that this “working” is unfolding, the artist was open and available to engage in conversations with the audience and visitors of the exhibition. There was the possibility to shcedule time for some conversations, or join casually as one encountered the desk.

There always seems to be an idea, a thought of what there is to come. I see, and my body follows. My mind moves, and my hands work. There was the idea of sitting and reflecting upong the sentence what happens when nothing happens. And so, I sat, and I encountered. For the duration of my working stay at the gallery I kept a journal for every day working there. Taking notes of things that I observed, things I experienced, and things that I thought. An account of the days and reflection on what happens when nothing happens: