Green Power Plant by Janna Syvänoja

Exhibition  /  09 Nov 2023  -  02 Dec 2023
Published: 06.11.2023
Janna Syvänoja. Pendant: Untitled, 2017. Recycled paper and steel wire. . 12 x 7 x 5 cm. Janna Syvänoja
Pendant: Untitled, 2017
Recycled paper and steel wire. 
12 x 7 x 5 cm
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When slowly assembling these pieces, slice by slice, I contemplated the frozen garden beneath a snowy coat. It is the darkest time of the year in the North now, but other forces of darkness are scattered across the globe. It is hard to imagine that the green color will once again awaken, tiny green shoots that will peek out from the soil, but this green vitality, despite its twists and turns, is truly essential.

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Janna Syvänoja
Janna Syvänoja is known for her jewellery and sculptural objects made from recycled printed paper, such as newspapers, maps, catalogues, and old books. In the exhibition Green Power Plant, paper from an electric equipment catalogue is also used. The pieces she makes, are rich by their past, carrying along certain places and accidental meanings. This material also gives the pieces their individual exterior and interior decoration, their ornaments. The artist decides how the results should be but in the end the pieces take the shape of its own. When certain formed components start to follow each other and find their rhythm in the making, the miracle happens. It is a slow, meditative, and a very natural process. Beyond the language of the material, there is an additional reality, the information that refers to communication between people - messages and expressions. A piece of jewelry is worn for the same purpose.