|Maisema riisinjyvässä / Landscape on a Rice Grain 2018
-Maisema riisinjyvässä // Landscape on a Rice Grain. Forum Box, Helsinki, 2.–25.3.2018. Valokuvia, videoinstallaatio, veistoksia / Photographs, video installation, sculptures
I walk in a cellar guided by the light of a headlamp. The pitch-dark rooms are like angular caves. The chilly air feels humid, and the odor of mould is intense. The silence of concrete; the sound of water dripping in the distance. Images of landscapes glued onto the wall and flaking paint meld into a fascinating grotto scene. A socket sticks out of the wall like a strange burl. A kind of urban nature walk. (Work diary, spring 2017)
Landscape on a Rice Grain explores the yearning for observing scenery and natural phenomena, and creating images of them. The exhibition consists of photographs, sculpture and a video installation. The works of the extensive entity are connected by pictorial motifs such as forest, vegetation, clouds and ships in very contrasting contexts.
Photography is a powerful means in examining how traces of history, memory and the past are present in the here and now. They appear as receding and often contradictory remains in the changes of the world.
I photograph in places which had their primes long ago: in locker rooms of factories and abandoned military bases in Eastern Europe. The political dimensions of the locations and sceneries remind one of their troubled past.
Making of - videos of previous projects:
Musta aurinko // Black Sun
Pigment print, 2018; 60 x 44,55 cm
Villi // Wild
Pigment print, 2017; 52 x 34,66 cm
Sarjasta / from the series Grotto
Pigment print, 2016
Sarjasta Kaipauksen maisemia / from the series Landscapes of Longing (Liepaja, Latvia). Pigment print, 2012. 60 x 90 cm
kaksikanavainen videoinstallaatio // 2 channel video installation, 2018
Video-osuudet 10 min 47 sek ja 5 min 38 sek
Ääniteos Jan Eerala: Talvisatama. 15 min 44 sek, 2017.
Värimäärittely Otso Reunanen
Rahoitus AVEK / Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo