Carolin Koss: EMERALD GREEN

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An exhibition by Carolin Koss
03.03.-13.03.16
Tue-Sun 12-19

Opening: 03.03.16 at 18:00
Press conference: 03.03.16 at 14:00

EMERALD GREEN is a 3-channel video installation about a dystopian world, where nature has been rendered extinct, breathable air has gotten scarce and the sun has vanished due to exploitation of natural resources and human error. The focus is on 3 people who try to survive and escape into their subconsciousness in order to re-imagine and rebuild the contaminated world they live in.

The video installation is an imaginary reaction to real issues such as air becoming more and more polluted, water resources running dry, oceans accumulating tons of plastic waste, the human body degrading through processed food and an obscured force steering the fate of the world.

The three videos were realised over a period of 4 years in devoted collaboration with film students from Taik, filmmakers, artists and the support of AVEK, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Arts Promotion Center, Nygréns Stiftelse, Anita Snellman Foundation, Taik and Kuvataideakatemia.

CAROLIN KOSS (*1986) is a Helsinki based artist and filmmaker originally from Germany. Koss works with various mediums and often creates contemplative and aesthetic works, which explore the essence of humankind, dealing with sub-consciousness, instinctive behaviour and environmental issues. Her works recurrently have a dreamlike nature and captivate through symbolic language and stylised imagery. She completed her MFA degree at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2014. Her films and video works have been shown on various national and international exhibitions and film festivals e.g. in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Colombia and New York. She recently exhibited at Landscape-Metropolis environmental art festival at G11 gallery in Berlin, at Future Memories exhibition at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi in Venice and at Liquid Cities exhibition at XY Atelier Contemporary Art Gallery in New York.

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