Leaky Light solo exhibition by Bartaku at SOLU Space consists of three mixed-media installations featuring sound art, ceramics, symbiont bacteria, as well as video, photo and text documentations.
The works on display shed light on Bartaku’s deepening entanglement with Baroa belaobara. The constellation is part of Bartaku’s ongoing artistic research on light, energy and bodies.
Seed Scarification: Serious Taking_2 – Room 3, SOLU – Photo: Mari Kaakkola
Two works are shown for the first time in Finland. One evolves since its first public momentum at Pixelache 2016.
Leaky Light is inspired by stubborn seed, leaky light, bone rhythm, and hidden hubris. With special thanks to Baroa belaobara.
Rapchiy (BerryBabe) – Room 2, SOLU – Photo: Mari Kaakkola
” BARTAKU’s solo exhibition at the Solu Gallery in Katajanokka looks somewhat like an ordinary bio art exhibition.
Wild starting points, however, undermine the dominant position of science as the starting point for research into plants and the natural environment.
Being humorous, genre-blending and procedural, Bartaku’s work is somewhat reminiscent of Fluxus principles.” (google translate from Finnish)
– Sini Mononen, Helsingin Sanomat, Sept. 13, 2019 – PDF
Exhibition Credits > see Hand Outs
Finissage with talk by Bartaku
Thursday, September 26 from 19–21h SOLU Space
The talk focusses on Bartaku´s “leaky method” and follows this protocol:
07:15 Intro by Erich Berger (Bioart Society)
07:20 Bartaku: recap of exhibition contents
07:30 Joey Baron: Selected fragments Excerpts of video documentation of the drummer playing and talking at Roulette TV. Featuring the artists´ approach to performing, co-creating, play (chance), process, being, time.
07:50 Bartaku reads excerpts from articles
Meeting Buoy. By Paula Kramer
Seed Scarification: Serious Taking – By Bartaku
In: Birringer, J., Fenger, J. (Eds.), Tanz der Dinge / Things that Dance. Yearbook of the German Dance Association 2019, vo. 29. 219p. Transcript Verlag. Bielefeld, Germany.
08:00 Milford Graves – Full Mantis : Selected fragments
Excerpts from the movie about M. Graves, drummer, herbologist and healer featuring the relation with – and sensing of – nature, cosmos, rhythm, pulse and time.
08:30 Thank you / End