Heini Aho has studied at the Turku Arts Academy and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Aho has participated in numerous exhibitions in Finland and abroad, and worked in residency programmes. She works with spatial installations, videos and performaces. The humane relationship with a limited life is in central to her works, and the focus is often on small and mundane miracles and phenomenon. Seeing and experiencing differently are some of the main objectives of Aho’s work.
Different kinds of claypots are balancing on wooden piles in the installation Thirsty Giant. The water inside the pots evaporates or increases according to the weather. Merciless sunshine can make the piles fall, while rain will extend the process.
The setup is like a scale, if the weight gets too heavy or too light, the balance is lost and the structure falls down. The water will flow back to nature. The work is very slow, viewer can’t see the end result by visiting it once. It shows the slow process and randomly some bigger change.