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Nahkialanjärvi Toijala, Finland

Ympäristötaidenäyttely NÄKYMÄ 2003 Toijalassa
Nahkialanjärven rannalla 5.7. - 31.8.2003

Näkymä 2003 -näyttelyn järjestää Toijalan Taideyhdistys, Toijalan kaupunki ja Toijalan keskustan kehittämisyhdistys. Näyttelyn suojelija on kulttuuriministeri Tanja Karpela ja näyttelyn taiteellisesta ohjauksesta vastaa ymräristötaiteen läänintaiteilija Jaakko Himanen. Pirkanmaan taidetoimikunta tukee näyttelyä.

Osallistun PRO AQUA -teoksella yhdessä Helena Perkiön kanssa Toijalan Taideyhdistyksen isännöimään ympäristötaidenäyttelyyn, jossa on nähtävänä teoksia yli kahdeltakymmeneltä taiteilijalta.

Teoksemme on 17 osainen, betonista ja karkaistusta lasista tehty kokonaisuus, jossa on käytetty turkoosinsinistä väripigmenttiä. Betonilaattojen muoto on Nahkialanjärvi ja ne on valettu kolmeen eri kokoon, joista suurimman halkaisija on noin 1 metri.

Tällä teoksella haluamme puhua veden puolesta. Tutkittuamme Toijalan historiaa, kierreltyämme Nahkialanjärven ympäristössä ja pohdittuamme ihmisen perustarpeita idea lähti syntymään. Puhdas vesi on elinterkeä peruselementti, joka on vuosisatojen kuluessa synnyttänyt asuinalueita, maanviljelystä ja teollisuutta. Makea vesi on tärkeä myös kotitalouksille sekä meille jokaiselle yksilölle esim. virkistys- ja vapaa-ajantoiminnoissa. Veden voima on valtava, sillä se on kautta aikojen muokannut myös ympäristöänsä.

Se kuinka kallisarvoista tämä läpinäkyvä kulta on meille nyt, saati sitten tulevaisuudessa, voidaan huomata päivälehtien kirjoituksista, jotka käsittelevät maapallon makean veden pulaa. Muutama viikko sitten suomalainen lähdevesifirma ilmoitti vieneensä säiliöautolla ensimmäisen tankillisensa lähdevettä Saudi-Arabiaan.

Nämä PRO AQUA -teoksemme pienet nahkialanjärvet symboloivat niitä tuhansia Suomen järviä tai mitä tahansa järveä maailmassa, jotka eivät toivottavasti milloinkaan sementoidu ja tyydyttävät edelleen meidän perustarpeitamme vuosituhansien ajan.

 

PRO AQUA is the environmental work made by me and my colleague Helena Perkiö. We were attending the Näkymä 2003 Environmental Art Exhibition in Toijala Nahkialanjärvi last summer during July 5 - August 31. This exhibition was organized by Toijala Art Association, City of Toijala and City Center Developing Accossiation of Toijala. The benefactor of the exhibition was the culture minister Tanja Karpela and the artistic director was nationwide artist of Pirkanmaa, Jaakko Himanen. The Pirkanmaa Art Commission is supporting this exhibition. All the works of over 20 artists were located at the environment of the Lake Nahkialanjärvi during 5 July - August 2003.

The PRO AQUA work consists of 17 plates, which were cast in concrete and their shape was the local lake in different sizes (largest diameter 1 m). In the plates there were embed several pieces of tempered glass and surface was coloured with turquoise blue colour pigment. The plates were situated along the walkway and on the grass at the lakeside.

By this work we are exponents of the clean water. The idea of this work was born while we were studying the history of Toijala, walking around the lake and thinking the basic needs of a human being. The clean water is a fundamental basic element, which has given birth to heighbourhood, agriculture and industry. The water is important not only to households but also to every person in recreational services and leisure time activities. The power of water is enourmous, because it has shaped its environment for centuries.

How important this "transparent gold" is at the moment and in the future, can be seen on the newspapers, which are constantly writing about the shortage of the dringking water in our globe.
Few months ago a finish spring water company informed that they have exported their first tanker
to Saudi-Arabia.

These little lakes in our PRO AQUA installation are symbolizing those thousands lakes in Finland and also every other lake in the world, which hopefully never meet the cementation and can satisfy our basic needs throughout milleniums on this planet.PRO AQUA is the environmental work made by me and my colleague Helena Perkiö. We were attending the Näkymä 2003 Environmental Art Exhibition in Toijala Nahkialanjärvi last summer during July 5 - August 31. This exhibition was organized by Toijala Art Association, City of Toijala and City Center Developing Accossiation of Toijala. The benefactor of the exhibition was the culture minister Tanja Karpela and the artistic director was nationwide artist of Pirkanmaa, Jaakko Himanen. The Pirkanmaa Art Commission is supporting this exhibition. All the works of over 20 artists were located at the environment of the Lake Nahkialanjärvi during 5 July - August 2003.

The PRO AQUA work consists of 17 plates, which were cast in concrete and their shape was the local lake in different sizes (largest diameter 1 m). In the plates there were embed several pieces of tempered glass and surface was coloured with turquoise blue colour pigment. The plates were situated along the walkway and on the grass at the lakeside.

By this work we are exponents of the clean water. The idea of this work was born while we were studying the history of Toijala, walking around the lake and thinking the basic needs of a human being. The clean water is a fundamental basic element, which has given birth to heighbourhood, agriculture and industry. The water is important not only to households but also to every person in recreational services and leisure time activities. The power of water is enourmous, because it has shaped its environment for centuries.

How important this "transparent gold" is at the moment and in the future, can be seen on the newspapers, which are constantly writing about the shortage of the dringking water in our globe.
Few months ago a finish spring water company informed that they have exported their first tanker
to Saudi-Arabia.

These little lakes in our PRO AQUA installation are symbolizing those thousands lakes in Finland and also every other lake in the world, which hopefully never meet the cementation and can satisfy our basic needs throughout milleniums on this planet.


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