Made during Fiskars Finland Artist in residence program in August 2022 and exhibited at Outer Space Window Gallery in March 2023.
WINDOW < IKKUNA >
“This framed glass is following me, obscuring and cropping my experience. A form of shelter. Looking over my shoulder, through another window I see muted green and brown encased in a red trim.
I spent 2012 in Turku, Finland. After 10 years, in August 2022, I found myself there again as an artist in residence at Fiskars Village. Circling back, I became interested in the way recollections of place and experience mutate over time, in particular the rewiring of my memories from 10 years ago. I began sketching ambiguous landscapes flicking past on a train, visions of obscured windows and figures travelling through brutalist landscapes. Through this practice I aimed to reconcile my memories of place, revising and updating my perspective. This culminated in the series of paintings, poems, journal entries and watercolour drawings on handmade paper, made over a month-long residency.”
Over the past two months Miri Badger has collaborated with Marilena Hewitt to create an artist book. Pooling together the poetry, journal excerpts and artworks from this series. Creating a dialogue between written and painted work in an attempt to extend the research begun during my 2022 Finland residency. It will launch its presale in conjunction with the IKKUNA exhibition at Outer Space’s Window Gallery.
Outer Space Window Gallery
2R-C, 420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley Q 4006