Harri Larjosto: RESILIENCE 7. – 21. 10. 2021, Galerija MKC SPLIT
otvorenje izložbe / exhibition opening 7.10. 2021. 19 h
projekcije filmova /screenings 7.10., 14.10. 2021. 20 h
FLEXIBILITY, ELASTICITY, ADAPTABILITY
(According to resilience theory, adaptive and transformative species survive; adaptive,
Flexibility and adaptability, human, society and nature have been central themes in my work. In nature, resilience is probably a matter of course, in the human mind and actions not so much. Man adapts, succumbs to almost any conditions, but is not flexible in his relationship with nature, easily destroys his environment, the planet. The state, society is guided by economic and political power, coercion and ignorance.
My works are from recent years, the oldest installation Masquerade of ghosts, is from 2013.
The main point of this exhibition refers to bees, which I used to keep between 2017 and 2021. Bees are kept for pollination and honey. Many food plants that are important to humankind need insect pollination to produce a crop. Bees, like bumblebees, are farmed on an enormous scale in global food production. The bee has also been colonized as the only species of insect to the industrial food production of mankind.
The relationship between human and animals is evident around beekeeping. The human relationship with the animal is usually absurd. Either it is overflowing with companionship and humanizing, making the pet rise in value to friends and fellow human beings, above all as a place of worship. Or the relationship is disgusting in its industrial cruelty and brutality.
Emotions there and feelings here. Somewhere in the middle ground, caring for animals is for the benefit of all parties. A man always takes and uses more than gives back. In today’s world, it is possible for a person to live in a city without ever encountering nature. Until climate change and pandemics are reminiscent of the existence of nature. Against this context I have created poetic and understanding art.