PORTFOLIO

MILLA TOUKKARI


Contemporary printmaker
based in Helsinki, Finland

KAUNO/HU is an installation piece that was exhibited at gallery Kajava at Vallila library in Helsinki during the month of May in 2015. The Finnish name is a word play between the terms KAUNO (fiction, or belles-lettres) and KAUHU (horror).

The installation combines collage-like carborundum-intaglio-chin-collé prints with silkscreen and pigment printing. The starting point for the installation was a phase in Sylvia Plath’s novel Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams:

- - As far as I’m concerned, the dreams single them out more than any Christian name. This one guy, for example, who works for a ball bearing company in town, dreams every night how he’s lying on his back with a grain of sand on his chest. Bit by bit this grain of sand grows bigger and bigger till it’s big as a fair-sized house and he can’t draw breath. - -

The original layout of the show can be viewed here.

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