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Antti Laitinen (FI)

Antti Laitinen, New Performance Turku Festival 2015. Photo: Jussi Virkkumaa

Antti Laitinen: NAIL TRUNK

Outdoor performance
Open 3.-5.9. 12:00-17:00

Ekoluoto, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art side yard
Itäinen Rantakatu 38, 20101 Turku

NAIL TRUNK is open from Friday to Sunday everyday at 12:00-17:00 for the audience.
We highly recommend that the audience wears a mask in all our events.

You can book a private opening to the NAIL TRUNK for a risk group here!

Nail Trunk is a participatory project where the trunk of a fallen tree is covered with nails in collaboration with the artist and passersby. The project’s tree trunk is a piece of over 100 year old Populus ’Petrowskiana´, also known as tsaarinpoppeli (”Tsar’s Poplar”) in Finnish, that was cut down last winter due damage made by a bracket fungus. The tree was planted in Kupittaankenttä in the late 1800’s and it grew 35 meters high and was over 6 meters in circuit. It is one of the biggest poplar trees that has been cut down in Finland.

Antti Laitinen (b. 1975) is a Finnish artist with a background in visual arts whose works often combine installation and performance art. Laitinen’s works have been on display among others in Great Britain, United States and Denmark. His performance installation Armour was part of New Performance Turku Festival 2015. In 2013 Laitinen represented Finland in Venice Biennale with a work called Forest Square. For the work he removed a 10 x 10 meter piece of forest and sorted it into it’s different materials: soil, moss, wood, pines, etc. He then rebuilt this piece of forest and arranged the different materials by colour. In his previous works he has for example rowed a palm island and built a bark boat to sail.