Terhi Hakola’s practice involves exploring the tensions between the mundane and the extraordinary, the known and the ineffable, the familiar and the terrifying; here impermanence and perpetual change plays central questions. Using symbolism, Scandinavian mythology and narratives, Hakola works between installation, video, animation and painting. Her main objective with art is to develop works which reflect the shared human experience and create a place for connection and possibility.
image: Terhi Hakola, lament (still), 2021, single channel video. Courtesy the artist © the artist.