Tommi Grönlund-Petteri Nisunen

LIQUID DIAGRAM

Gronlund Nisunen  LIQUID DIAGRAM

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Twelve installation units formed a line across the exhibition space. Each unit consisted of a round-bottom flask in a stainles steel stand, with a vertical glass tube attached. Each flask was filled about a quarter-full with distilled water. When a resistance coil heated the air inside the flask, it expanded, forcing the water up into the glass tube. The level of the water rose when the air
was being heated and began to drop slowly as it cooled down.
The twelve units were divided into groups of three. In each group one water column went up while the other two came down more slowly. The four groups combined created a system working in random order.
Each stand had an in-built halogen lamp, which illuminated the flask and the water surface inside the glass tube. There was no other illumination in the exhibition space.
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Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen are two artists living and working in Finland.
Their kinetic installations have the appearance of aseptic scientific laboratories for chemistry and physics experiments.
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Tommi Grönlund, born 1967 and Petteri Nisunen, born 1962.

Selected solo exhibitions include: The 1st at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2004); Frequented Etherics, Spherics and Bars, at Kiasma, Helsinki (1998).

Selected commissioned projects include: Arabianranta housing project, Helsinki (2012); Kv Lusten, Hornbergs Strand housing project, Stockholm (2011); Nye Ahus Hospital, Akershus, Oslo (2008) and Bergen University, Bergen (2007).

Selected group exhibitions include: Matters of Time: Artists from Finland, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2014); KIASMA Hits, KIASMA, Helsinki (2014); Invisible Structures, Gallery Klovićevi, Zagreb (2014); The Morning Line, T-B A21, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2011); 3rd Moscow Biennale (2009); Maan Asema / La position de la Terre at CRAC Alsace, Altkirch (2008); Berlin North at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2004).

Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen live and work in Helsinki.