Dossiers ~ Dossier of Osmosis

Glass, fluorescent lights, acetic acid, tartaric acid, yeast, copper sulphate, water, pulverised seaweed, raw silk, multivitamins, sodium bicarbonate, lichens, hydrogen carbonate, hydrogen peroxide, and printed office paper

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Tuomas Aleksander Laitinen´s current work and research focuses on the entanglements of human and non-human coexistence. Laitinen constructs situations and installations that are exploring the porous interconnectedness of language, body, and matter within morphing ecosystems.

In my recent works, I’ve been using the concept of porosity as a kind of counter-argument against binary thinking, where things are typically put into clearly defined categories. I’m interested in how things and their relationships can be treated so that they freely flow and filter into each other, thus building entanglements between different topics and substances.

Laitinen´s works have been recently shown in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, 7th Bucharest Biennale, SADE LA (Los Angeles), Amado Art Space (Seoul), Moving Image New York, Art Sonje Center (Seoul), Helsinki Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, MOCA Shanghai & Cinemateca do MAM Rio de Janeiro.