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July 4, 2019

Vipunen | Andrew Rickett at Platform Arts, Belfast

04/07/2019 – 26/07/2019 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street,, Belfast
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 4th July, 6-9pm Exhibition Continues: 5th-26th July 2019 ‘Vipunen’ is an immersive crystallization of a section of the ancient Suomi epic poem ‘The Kelavela’ focusing on the transference of knowledge between the two figures of the giant ogre Anturo Vipunen and the bard shaman Väinämöinen. Andrew Rickett uses this to orientate around his processual and new-materialist practice via geo-processual sedimentation or accretion and the actions of the shaman to gain knowledge. This poem was formed as a purely oral collection of folk myths during a pre-monotheistic time of time of closer connection between humanity and natural agential…
Vipunen | Andrew Rickett at Platform Arts, Belfast