Henna Asikainen / BALTIC 39
Asikainen, Chin, and Houghton
Jan 25 – Apr 26, 2020
Newcastle, UK

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art / BALTIC 39 presents three solo exhibitions by Henna Asikainen, Kara Chin and Ben Jeans Houghton in the Project Space, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Henna Asikainen’s work uses a variety of mediums and methods to explore human’s relationship with the environment we inhabit and the concept of nature. Asikainen is particularly interested in the impact of human’s destructive practices on ecosystems and other beings we share the planet with.

Kara Chin creates installations that have included kinetic and robotic pieces, animation, sound, water features and horticultural elements. Her work focuses on the implications of fast evolving technologies; ethical conundrums and potential consequences of developing robotics and artificial intelligence.

Ben Jeans Houghton works across film, sculpture, photography, drawing, writing, performance and installation. Through these mediums he investigates ritual and magic’s potential for transformation from multiple perspectives: the astrological, animistic, philosophical, psychological and the cinematic.