News

Sorbus' new video work US premiers at NARS Foundation

Sorbus, Wild is the Wind, 2019. Still image from video.

The Grass Is Always #00ff00

October 18 – November 8 

Opening reception held October 18, 6–9 pm

NARS Foundation

201 46th Street, 4th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11220

Curated by Vanessa Kowalski 

Works by Sorbus, Isak Berbic, Erica Molesworth, Carrie Elston Tunick, Joshua Citarella, and Joshua Liebowitz.

The exhibition is part of the Sunset Park Wide Open event.

The Finnish artist collective Sorbus will present their new video work Wild is the Wind in New York as a part of the group exhibition The Grass is Always #00ff00 at the NARS Foundation. The work has been completed within the framework of the MOBIUS Fellowship program, co-founded by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Finnish Institute in London.

The 43 minute-long video tells the story of a group of friends who have gathered at a remote house by the English seashore to celebrate the sologamic wedding of the performance artist Rudie. As Rudie disappears the friends are left with the task of living with a loss, together – at the same time as the tides wash up a new member to the group. ‘Wild is the Wind’ asks questions of what we do with each other, how we do it and what the ‘we’ is, telling a story that is both sad and sexy at the same time.

The video features Josephine Baan (NL), André Chapatte (CH), Birch Cooper (US), Neicia Marsh (UK), Brenna Murphy (US), Ristomatti Myllylahti (FI), Sini Silveri (FI) and Emmi Venna (FI).

Sorbus, Wild is the Wind, 2019. Still image from video.

The work will be presented in NARS Foundation as part of the exhibition “The Grass is Always #00ff00”, curated by Vanessa Kowlaski. The exhibition presents videos and photographs that take into consideration the theme of landscape in its myriad interpretations and variations.

Sorbus is an artist collective that resides in the midst of 10 euro falafels, yoga studios, bars and striptease places in Helsinki. It has evolved out of the team that ran an art space with the same name until January 2019. The members of Sorbus are Otto Byström, Henna Hyvärinen, Jonna Karanka, Mika Palonen, Sakari Tervo and Tuomo Tuovinen.

‘Wild is the Wind’ is produced within the framework of the MOBIUS Fellowship program in collaboration with AQNB, an online publishing platform and audio-visual production company based in the UK. Further support for the project is provided by The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK), Finland and Forma Arts & Media, UK.

MOBIUS was co-founded by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Finnish Institute in London to enable transatlantic mobility and collaborative practices for visual arts professionals and to support long-lasting professional relationships. The program is generously supported by the Kone Foundation.

Sorbus, Wild is the Wind, 2019. Still image from video.

Tweet