The Tibetan word Bardo means literally intermediate state, also translated as transitional state or in-between state.

Bardo is an exhibition consisting of short video loops projected on the walls of the gallery space and as floating “holograms”. The exhibition is an independent piece, but also an intermediate step on the way towards stage production “Lähtö“.

One of the starting points for the exhibition was to use movie making as a way of thinking and as a method of finding the key elements and the means of expression of the stage piece. The project started from an idea of self moving clothes. From there our thoughts went to Tobe Hoopers “Poltergeist” and from there to the films of Jun Ichikawa and Jean-Luc Godard, finally ending up to Michelangelo Antonioni. The exhibition is something between visual arts, cinema, stage play and magic.

Bardo has been exhibited
2013 Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino, Italy
2013 Helsinki Art Museum, Segment “shirt” in the exhibition “Circus stories”
2012 Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland
2011 Kuvataideakatemia gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Kalle Nio, Mila Moisio, Matias Boettge, Vera Selene Tegelman, Samuli Kosminen, Jere Mönkkönen, Kaisa Rissanen

Photo: Juhani Autio