FLESH AND METAL. LIGHT AND OIL. Artist talk by Kristiina Koskentola at the CCA Temporary Gallery in Cologne (17.10.2020)
Artist Kristiina Koskentola has been working and partially living- overwintering- in China for the last decade. In her talk she reflects on her videofilm Flesh and Metal. Light and Oil. (2020) and her research on shamanisms among the heavily contaminated landscapes Northern China (Manchuria and Inner Mongolia).
There is urgency for more intimate, embodied and embedded connection with the Earth. (Re)acknowledging our ontological relationality, monistic metaphysics and nature-culture continuum allows the necessary shift away from humancentrisms and towards affirmation of worlds in which alterities might find their place. This shift may be humble but it might be also the most essential and even the most confrontational and intimate one.
Video courtesy of CCA Temporary Gallery