(1985—) and her spouse, Katariina Katla
(1983—) are excellent painters with a sick inclination towards kitschy painting styles and perverse humor. They challenge the heteronormative convictions of sexuality and explore reversals of culturally produced gender roles in a way that reminds me of Kathy Acker
In Anna-Liisa's big, ironic painting, Individual Freedom
, a group of individuals struggle in a void, anchored only by the gravity of their mortality, and in some kind of sexual pain precisely because of the terrible, undeniable freedom they personify.
Katariina's brand new cartoon album, Käytävät/Corridors
, an exploration of children's sexuality and/or pedophilic fantasies of coming to age in the style of Georges Bataille
(1897—1962), Kalervo Palsa
(1947—1987) and the aforementioned Acker.