How to Life: And that’s how the cookie crumbles ‒ It’s a Precarious System

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Nothing is solid. Nothing just begins or just ends, there are continuities to everything. It spreads far enough for us to get lost.Why do we so stubbornly decide to get stuck in the notion of permanent definitions?

Instead of objects or finalized things, the collaborative project How to Life by Anna Jensen and Andrea Coyotzi Borja is about the process and being in-between: in-between works, countries, meals, people. The world has been focusing for a while now on the in-betweens. On the points where two or more things cross or meet or inter-something. And I’m not sure if this is due to the lack of decisive big events or global states of being. We feel always in-betweening, as if we were in a constant state of waiting for the world to be defined, so we can find our allies and settlements (mental and material).

When setting our expectations, we might not be willing to accept our limitations. I mean, who would? Acceptance is only for the settlers, and we are forever moving towards the possibility of failing without a safety net. However, that doesn’t mean that every impact is painless and risk-free. How to Life will guide the audience to understand that eventually you can’t but fail.

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTurku
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventHow to life - Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland
Duration: 9 Apr 201914 Apr 2019
http://www.titanik.fi/how-to-life/

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