Please contact us via:
eb at randomseed.org – Erich Berger
mari at mariketo.com – Mari Keto
Erich Berger is an artist, curator and cultural worker based in Helsinki. His interests lie in information processes and feedback structures, which he investigates through installations, situations, performances and interfaces. Throughout his artistic practice he has explored the materiality of information and information and technology as artistic material. His current interest in issues of deep time and hybrid ecology led him to work with geological processes, radiogenic phenomena and their socio-political implications in the here and now. Berger also directs the Bioartsociety an organisation based in Helsinki fostering interactions between art and natural sciences with a focus on biology, ecology and life sciences.
Mari Keto explores the limits of artifacts by combining jewellery materials in her installations and portraits . In Keto’s works both the conceptual underpinning and a high degree of craftsmanship merge into an artwork. Keto’s work is strongly research-based. She engages with her subject matter from various perspectives in order to define her own. Keto explores the tensions and structures of our contemporary culture by portraying icons and symbols predominantly surrounding us. Deriving from cultural histories and pop culture her work examines the distinctions between value and consumption. Keto’s multi-layered works contain intemperate realism mixed with humor and irony.