Aino Louhi and Kaija Papu
Lives and works in Tampere
Artists who makes many kind of things.
Aino Louhi draws, installs, knits, paints,
cuts, sculpts, collects, writes, bakes, grows and dreams
to make art. Mostly alone, sometimes with her friend Kaija
Papu. She lives and works in Tampere and gets her inspiration
from biking on world´s longest ice agean ridge.
Louhi and Kaija Papu have also knit-o-mania. They works
together with urban knitting Art project.
do we talk about history and not herstory? Why are
things man-made? And why does a chairman have breasts?
Who came up with the words man and woman? When did it
happen and can we rely on that persons invention
anymore? Is it still valid or even necessary?
havent found any advantages in dividing people into
two. It hasnt alleviated my life or sparked my persona.
Simplyfying complicated issues doesnt benefit anyone.
My art pokes categories and make them feel uneasy.
Giddyup gender hierarchys! I shout with a
stroke of a whip.
Faster dichotomy, faster deep-seated attitudes,
paper and scissors. Ink, markers and Felt-tipped pens.
Camera, film and flashes. Macbook, mouse and sleepless
nights. These are my whip to incite the ingrained attitudes
of mind and language forward, towards change.
Louhi and Kaija Papu