Watching poet friend, Jonimatti Joutsijärvi, who is unawares of my presence on the second floor balcony, watching a performance in the museum's main lobby.
This was a chance meeting. After the performance, I called Jonimatti by his name, and we went upstairs to look at the show by Kimmo Schroderus, Markus Copper, and Jari Haanperä, called Horror Vacui.
Believe it or not, the other big show at the museum was called Tracking Traces... Here's a quote from their web page:
"The world that surrounds us is full of signs and messages – traces of the world that contemporary art makes use of by copying, recycling, sampling and commenting on them. Traces can be found near and far: on the human body, in advertising images, on cereal packets and in the urban space. The traces can be physical imprints, visible signs, actions or memory traces. Some of the traces are left consciously, others are accidental. The one thing shared by the traces in the exhibition's works is that they transmit as well as shape our idea of ourselves and of the world. They are about life and the need for interaction."
Location: Kiasma, Helsinki
(see map) (see track only)