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Kaarina Kaikkonen

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Although shot a couple of years ago, this video hasn’t been available online until now. Kaarina is from Finland. She creates art from found and recycled objects, often men’s shirts, which reflect a dark moment in her childhood when she witnessed her father’s sudden death, and her guilt over not being able to save him. She has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Chile), Cuba, the U.S., England and elsewhere.

In Vancouver she created a temporary installation at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden for the Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011, where I caught up with her as she worked with volunteers to build her sculpture.

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