Tuesday 3.12 at 6pm: Opening of Mind Over Matter , an exhibition by Jimmy Pulli

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to the opening of Mind Over Matter , an exhibition by Jimmy Pulli, on Tuesday 3.12 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11).

The exhibit will last from December 3rd to December 14th .


Warm regards,


is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would
be most welcome

Text by Jimmy Pulli

A couple of years ago I made a sculptural installation, Present-tense, which was supposed to have a limited lifespan due to the perishable nature of the matter from which it was made. Four life-size brains, made from ordinary household jelly, equipped with a kind of nervous system made
from optical fibre which lit up as viewers approached the objects. The brains dried up and shrunk, a metaphor for a natural human aging process. But as they did not perish completely, the brains found new use in my art: In photographs, they turned out to have eerie humanoid features, and the hardened dried-out shells of gelatin became centerpieces and inspiration for new sculptural works. In the exhibition Mind Over Matter I show the photographs and remnants of what once was an image of the perishable nature of man, but turned into an allegory for the longevity and renewable nature of thoughts and ideas, the second life of the mind.

Jimmy Pulli (b. 1980) is a visual artist living and working in Vaasa, Finland. He is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly with installations involving light, sound and video – mostly, if not always, with sculptural elements at the core. He has participated in group exhibitions in Finland and abroad since 2004, with solo exhibitions in Helsinki 2008 and Vaasa 2013.

website: www.sinijimmy.com/jimmy
e-mail: jimmy.pulli@gmail.com phone: +358 44 300 7948