Towards Nothing by Mikko Rikala
Text by Harry Salmenniemi
Graphic design by Tuomas Kortteinen
Why is a Portuguese stone geometrically shaped while a Swiss stone is of organic shape? Why is the international prototype of a kilogram decreasing in weight? Is there a chance of evaporation being the correspondence between sea and sky?
Towards Nothing addresses the relationship between the known and unknown. The topic is treated with playfulness, methods alternating between poetic observations and analytical conceptualism. In Towards Nothing Mikko Rikala aims to observe familiar things and phenomenons in the light of the unknown. Different temporal realities run parallel throughout the book, questioning the rational cause-and-effect relationship and making relativity of time tangible.
Publisher: Lugemik 2106
Printed by Tallinn Book Printers
Supported by Gallery Taik Persons, Rotwand Gallery, Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
Edition of 500, offset printing softcover.