Published by Artists' Association Yö, Yö Chapbook is a booklet series
of literature and publication-based visual art.
Yö Chapbook #1
Hanna Råst: Geological Contemplations
Geological Contemplations is a bodily and durational journey to the
centre of the Earth. The booklet combining poems and archival images
scrutinizes the meaning of compost, change, travel, and arrival. Here,
the Earth is sometimes a house, but also a body, memory, or perhaps an
image or projection which moves us and from which we are moved from.
Hanna Råst is a visual artist addressing themes of memory,
perishableness and trauma through sculpture, lens-based media, and text.
Archival and found materials function as a starting point for her works,
through which she scrutinizes how the past impacts the present and
future, and what kind of traces we leave behind us.
Thin roots, crackling, like hairs.
Fingernails turned black, dead flora of the earth,
our hands dirty, scrabbling the soil.
Anthriscus sylvestris, Galium palustre, Geranium sylvaticum, Humulus
Organism which doesn’t have beginning, nor end,
just cycles – and vast accumulated masses.
Yö ry, 2023, Helsinki
Printed in Bofori, Helsinki