AnnaLeena Prykäri


13 – 24 March 2021

Emergency plan - AnnaLeena Prykäri

”Line 13 at Slussen overheard the word psychiatry. I, too, became uncomfortable.” In her practice, AnnaLeena Prykäri talks about the body of control, power roles, desire, happiness, and care in various forms. Meaning not only a physical body – as it is translated into objects and physical installations – also as a psychical body as a performative tool, and a body as a structural form. 

She collects lived experiences and emotions to her archive. Building, asking, performing, and translating. Consisting of layers, questions, states, and interconnections. Singularly cross-dressing the intellectual to emotional and vice versa. Crossdressing languages, images, rooms, and identities. Question of politics of care. 

The foundation for her work is built on psychological, mental, and emotional states, where humanity, human nature, emotional states, and desires play the key roles. The starting point is her research of the interconnections between topics of mental illnesses and BDSM. 

`Emergency plan is part of her ongoing long-term project `Temporary Center of Care` that centralizes the discussion to different aspects of distributing and receiving care. It aims to function as a catalyst for a discussion about what the picture of treatment and care may be.