Raisa Foster & Arna Valsdottir: Entrance

Entrance (2018) is a collaborative work by Finnish multidisciplinary artist Raisa Foster and Icelandic performance and video artist Arna Valsdottir. In the video work, a hand goes into moss; sometimes it reaches out from the dense clumps. Holes in the ground are the human's subject of research; on the other hand, the matt of plants closes the arm in an embrace. Intrusion, exploration - nurturing, protecting, being together? Or going into the unknown? The encounter of the human and moss raises questions about our relationship with our natural environment. By its plain visuality, the work which focuses on the skin of human and the softness of moss affects the viewer's tactile sense - and emotions.