Hanna Saarikoski: One more Ikaros
"When I was little, maybe four or five years old, my father gave me a fennel seed. He said if I eat it I could turn invisible, or maybe even learn to fly. The spell would only work if I would not to doubt it. This i could not do, but the magical seed and flying became a game, which I wanted to play over and over again."
Hanna Saarikoskis video essay "One more Ikaros" asks questions regarding movement of the mind, the relativity of precepted freedoms and the possibilities of utopistic thinking in the modern age through the perspective of human beings dreams of flying.
The film is based on material filmed during spring 2016 in Wuzhen, China, and will be premiered in Gallery Fikka in Porvoo.
Hanna Saarikoski (b. 1978 Kannus, Finland) is a Helsinki/Somerniemi-based visual artist who graduated from Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. In her artistic practice she combines painting, drawing, video art, installations and performative elements. Saarikoski’s works have been on display in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Finland including Mänttä Art Festival 2012, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku, Kiasma and Espoo Museum of Modern Art.