Teo Ala-Ruona & Venla Helenius
Titanik-gallery, Turku 2019
“I want to sing for my friends, here and now, sing so hard that my heart melts down. I want to break myself, and sacrifice everything for them.
I want to be broken and just as scattered as I am, and just keep on singing.“
– Ala-Ruona & Helenius
You bring the light is an autofictive ceremony of love dedicated to friends, reaching out from teenage years to infinity. We want to show friendship love as the biggest love of all. It is a fundamental power that supports life, and can accompany you through whatever: the darkest fears, traumas, pain and changes. We couldn’t go on without each other. But then again, we think that friendship can be a harrowing lovestory that includes heartbreaks, possessiveness and fear of losing someone.
You bring the light -exhibition consisted of a love ballad, karaoke-video of the love ballad, photographs, latex sculpture and a video.
“…to try to treat my friends more like my dates — to give them special attention, honor my commitments to them, be consistent, and invest deeply in our futures together.”
– Dean Spade, For Lovers and fighters