Mikko Rikala | Towards Nothing

Mikko Rikala | Towards Nothing

Duration: September 20–October 26, 2013
Venue: Lindenstrasse 34, 10969 Berlin, 2nd floor

Gallery Taik Persons is highly pleased to present Mikko Rikala´s first solo exhibition in Berlin: Towards Nothing. "What are the possibilities of Man to observe and understand the world beyond the rational mind?

This is the essential question Mikko Rikala seeks to instantiate through his photographic work. Epistemological by nature, Rikala´s enquiry examines the tension between "seeing" – equitable with the realm of physics and its sizeable dimensions as a form of rational knowledge – and "perceiving" – a conscious moment of subjective experience that presents a form of potentially irrational knowledge.

The logic of the irrational is based on his assumption of their mutually inclusive relationship in that "rational experiments can result in the discovery of something irrational". Rikala´s ultimate incentive is to transcend the limitations of human reason and intellect, and in turn conceive and make graspable that what we, on this side, feel is the unthinkable, unimaginable beyond of incommensurable space.

- Shao-lan Hertel