What´s in a Word
What´s in a Word
What´s in a Word
What´s in a Word
What´s in a Word
What´s in a Word
What´s in a Word
What´s in a Word

What´s in a Word

Mika Hannula
21.06. 2008 – 20.12. 2008

English below

Mika Hannula sem einnig er rithöfundur, fyrirlesari, sýningarstjóri og gagnrýnandi, er finnskur og býr í Berlín.

Verkið sem hann sýnir á skiltinu er úr verkaröð sem kallast: “What´s in a Word”

Mika segir sjálfur um verkið: “This particular piece is based on the notion of how content of a concept is always contextual, conflictual, contested, constructed but
also hopefully compassionate.

It is about being aware how concepts are shaped and made - working as
an invitation to think with and the play with words and their
connotations.
In this particular case, its about the differences of how that what is
said and uttered is potentially understood.

This particular text dates to German newspaper on 28.12.2005. It is a
straight quote and comment by the 4 time Four Hills Tournament winner
Jens Weissflog. `Man fliegt immer nur so weit, wie man im Kopf schon
Ist´. A sentence that for me is another version of much more famous
idea: to be able to build a city we first have to imagine it.

Now, what happens when this text is placed into a theoretical
discourse within the possibilities of critical position within the
field of contemporary art, as in my book Politics of Small Gestures -
Chances and Challenges for Contemporary Art, art-ist 2006, Istanbul?

Now, again, what happens when this particular sentence is placed and
designed into a sign that is located in the suburbs of Reykjavik? A
process when word becomes an image and a process through which a
sentence in German language is taken from its original frame and
introduced to a completely new environment?

Thus, what will happen? When will it happen? And finally, how will it happen?”

Mika Hannula . who is also a writer, lecturer, curator, and critic, is Finish and lives in Berlin.
His work is from a series called: “What´s in a Word”
Mika says: “This particular piece is based on the notion of how content of a
concept is always contextual, conflictual, contested, constructed but
also hopefully compassionate.

It is about being aware how concepts are shaped and made - working as
an invitation to think with and the play with words and their
connotations.
In this particular case, its about the differences of how that what is
said and uttered is potentially understood.

This particular text dates to German newspaper on 28.12.2005. It is a
straight quote and comment by the 4 time Four Hills Tournament winner
Jens Weissflog. `Man fliegt immer nur so weit, wie man im Kopf schon
Ist´. A sentence that for me is another version of much more famous
idea: to be able to build a city we first have to imagine it.

Now, what happens when this text is placed into a theoretical
discourse within the possibilities of critical position within the
field of contemporary art, as in my book Politics of Small Gestures -
Chances and Challenges for Contemporary Art, art-ist 2006, Istanbul?

Now, again, what happens when this particular sentence is placed and
designed into a sign that is located in the suburbs of Reykjavik? A
process when word becomes an image and a process through which a
sentence in German language is taken from its original frame and
introduced to a completely new environment?

Thus, what will happen? When will it happen? And finally, how will it happen?”