START POINT PRIZE – Prize for emerging artists

Pia Sirén

The installation is made up of materials that can easily be bought in every hobby-market: from ropes, construction drop cloths and scaffolding. It is not about the perfection of illusion by any means. The artist straddles the border where the artificial changes into a product of nature, transparent plastic into a mountain brook, hanged up sheets into a rocky massif. An elementary gesture triggers a stream of the imagination. The important part is the reversibility of the whole process. Removing the used materials, they are given back their primary function while the simulation of a mountain landscape only remains as a latent unlikely possibility, as a dream. (och) Special Thanks: SCAFFOLD, s.r.o.