Towards Nothing on valokuvista, piirroksista ja teksteistä koostuva kirja. Mikko Rikalan teokset ja runoilija Harry Salmenniemen tekstit lähestyvät maailmaa usein epäloogisesta näkökulmasta.
Why is a Portuguese stone geometrically shaped while a Swiss stone is of organic shape? Why is the international prototype of a kilogram decreasing in weight? Is there a chance of evaporation being the correspondence between sea and sky?
Towards Nothing, a book by Mikko Rikala, addresses the relationship between the known and unknown. The topic is treated with playfulness, methods alternating between poetic observations and analytical conceptualism. In Towards Nothing Rikala aims to observe familiar things and phenomenons in the light of the unknown. Different temporal realities run parallel throughout the book, questioning the rational cause-and-effect relationship and making relativity of time tangible.
The book includes a text by Harry Salmenniemi in Finnish and in English. The graphic design is done by Tuomas Kortteinen and the book is published by the Estonian publishing house Lugemik. Towards Nothing will be published in september 2016. All Mesenaatti pre-orders will be sent during the month of August.
I hereby invite you to join the journey Towards Nothing.