Haliz Yosef b.1990, frequently works with memories, cultural identity, and language, mediated through site-specific moving image and sound art installations.  
This interplay between moving image and sound art is a strategy for exploring different languages, and creating new sounds, new actions, and emotions.  
They recognize and question what is embedded in words that have been created through specific geopolitical lenses, and seek to ascertain how these form new social environments that question the very borders drawn on this soil we call earth.  

Their works have been exhibited in Finland, Sweden, and South Korea, and they reside and work in Helsinki.



Exhibited at Taidehalli 22.4.-28.5.2023


Walking on eggshells, with you

cheramic, glazing, sand, wood, sound 14:02
Assistent: Lina Herrmans
Sound design: Frank Rizzo

I reflect on the communication between me and my mother, which has been blocked for years due to her psychosis.  

What happens when the message contained in the sound does not attach to the recipient and evaporates into the air? 

Behind the work is the desire to create a connection, a fantasy of dialogue. The physical essence of sound occurs with the help of sound exciters. The devices turn any solid object into a speaker by vibrating.  

The vibration of memories resembles bodily vibrations.  

The sound takes on a physical form.  

Memory turns into an object.

Image Credits: 
Artist’s portrait - Patrik Rastenberger
Artwork images -  Patrik Rastenberger 2023 (on the background Man Yau’s work Rosie Wallpaper 01 (2022))