In the eight minutes long video work Jab there’s a person doing movements that imitate a boxing match. In a dialogue, two persons are wondering about how the person looks in the space and how they are, as well as giving guidance to them. The wounds in the video are artificial, created by a make-up artist to resemble as if they are wounds from a battle. In the background we can hear a ringing and the camera focusing. The work has been made possible with the help from Pennie Key.
Artor Jesus Inkerö (b. 1989, Finland) is a visual artist, who works with performance, drawing, video, sound, photography, painting and ceramics. The topics of their works vary from personal narratives to cultural and political questions. Inkerö’s works often create connections to questions about humanity, culture, diet and lifestyle. From 2019 to 2023 Inkerö has worked as a resident artist at the Somerset House in London, Centrale Fies in Italy and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Inkerö has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum in New York and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, and they have participated in group exhibitions Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Central for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne and Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.
There are three steps to the media art space Mediabox, but the work is also available for viewing on a tablet by request. Please don’t hestitate to contact our staff if Mediabox is inaccessible for you.
Mediabox is Forum Box gallery’s space dedicated to media art. The program is co-curated with AV-arkki.