Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Enni-Kukka Tuomala is a Finnish artist based in London, whose vision is to transform the emotional response from an individual feeling into a radical power for systemic change. Tuomala’s multidisciplinary practice uses installations, public interventions, environments and tools to fight the growing global deficit. For example, Is There Space for Empathy? invites individuals to step inside the installation together, made of sheer stainless steel mesh, to interact in an imaginative new environment. This artwork re-examines the invisible spaces between us.
Image Credits: Enni-Kukka Tuomala, Is There Space for Empathy?, (2021). Installation. 350cm x 800cm x 500cm. Photograph: Laura Mainiemi.