Archive of Phantom Limbs
Jul. 2, 2023 - Jul. 29, 2022
Do you remember that show, the Addams Family? Remember the Thing? The creepy, crawly hand with a mind of its own. There is a comical, surreal, and uncanny feel to this character. Broken and corporeal, it is nearly human, yet not. Its personal identity is missing making it a universal stand in for all people. And, because it was missing some of those markers of a specific person, it was somehow more relatable than other characters. The work in this exhibit, “Archive of Phantom Limbs”, by Finish artist Utu-Tuuli Jussila embodies this series of strange contradictions.