Winner of the 2023 Below Zero Finnish Art Prize, Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. Helsinki, 1985) investigates relationships between the digital era, power, humanity and the future of our planet. For this new commission, she presents an installation featuring a powerful, large-scale moving image work entitled salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. It runs at Beaconsfield London from 16 March until 6 May and admission is free.
Rönkkö’s poetic 15 minute three-channel work takes as its starting point the commonly held - yet incorrect - belief that blood contains the same amount of salt as sea water. Three ‘narrators’ - a teardrop, a drop of ‘golden’ blood and a sweat droplet tell their own stories of love and loss in this moving work shot in HD video over recent weeks in London.
salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears press release