Mikko Kuorinki

Mikko Kuorinki
The Order of Things

The desire to classify the world has always been a need for mankind: We collect, reflect and sort the things. Michel Foucault extensively wrote about this phenomena in his book The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, one of the core works that anchor the French Structuralist school of thought.

The Finnish artist Mikko Kuorinki interpreted Foucault’s title literally and put all words of the book in alphabetical order: From “A” to “Zoophytorum”. In the tradition of conceptional art, Kuorinki reordered knowledge that is already available. He decomposed a text to an alphabetical material – and composed at the same time a new text, which offers us a very unusual view into the thinking of the French philosopher.

10.5 × 17.8 cm, 432 pp, with ribbon, edition: 500, design by Astrid Seme Studio, 2012

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Mikko Kuorinki
A field book of the stars & Left out for the rain

A field book of the stars is used to keep the door of the (exhibition) space open whenever this is needed and Left out for the rain is literally placed on a small table in the yard for a specific time…

A field book of the stars by William Tylor Olcott, 21.5 × 28.5 cm, 122 pp, English, Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014
Left out for the rain, by Gary Snyder, 14.5 × 21.5 cm, 160 pp, Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux, English, First Edition edition, 1986

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