22 May 2020
Image: Enni-Kukka Tuomala, photo: Jonathan Chan
What are artists thinking and doing now? We hope you enjoy watching the fifth in our Three Questions series, with artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala.
Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Acting Head of Programme of Kettle’s Yard, says: ‘The idea for the series was inspired by Jim and Helen Ede, the founders of Kettle’s Yard. They hosted, commissioned and collected artists all of their life. Most of their friends were artists, and artists were undoubtedly the people they respected and trusted the most. So in this moment of uncertainty, it only makes sense for us to turn to artists and their worldviews to help make sense of our new normal. Over the coming weeks, I am asking artists who have worked at Kettle’s Yard to answer to three questions with a short video. Enjoy!’
Watch artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala’s response, filmed at her home in London, England.
About Enni-Kukka Tuomala
Enni-Kukka Tuomala is a Finnish empathy artist and designer based in London. Her vision is to transform empathy from an individual feeling to a collective power across age, gender, race and culture to tackle some of the global challenges facing us today. To do this she launched a series of artworks, experiments, communications, games and tools to channel the radical impact of issue-based empathy to create positive social change.
Enni-Kukka Tuomala is the Open House Artist in Residence 2020–21 at Kettle’s Yard. In April 2020, working closely with Kettle’s Yard and the surrounding communities across North Cambridge, she launched the Campaign for Empathy – the world’s first community-centred campaign to promote empathy through art at a time of physical distancing and social isolation.
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