“These gifs are amongst a small number of moving image files that I created in 2014-2015 out of a series of smartphone collages that remained forgotten in the depths of a hard drive, until I decided to revisit them in my ongoing if not sporadic exploration of the medium which I conduct in parallel to working on paper”.
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Video with sound, 11’46 min, 2022
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“As I linger in the experience of duration,
my body warmth is transferred to the object.
When I come into contact with matter,
I experience a sensation that stabilizes me.
In ordinary and unremarkable things,
where waiting and continuity coexist,
I can reconnect with the weight of the world”.
Long lasting islands is an ongoing project based on actions
carried out in the absence of the audience and
documented through video or photography (fixed camera).
Video with sound, 1’43 min, 2022
Please watch fullscreenThe video work was filmed in 2012 in Milavida, in Tampere.
It is a building from 1897 which first was a private house, later a historical museum – empty then and waiting for renovation. Several sad events had happened the history of the building especially during the Finnish Civil War in 1918, where many lives were lost and the building suffered great damage.
Today it is a beautiful museum of cultural history.
The empty rooms of Milavida with their acoustics and the sliding doors inspired us to experiment with the movements and the sound. The outfits and the bones were a random pick from my performance materials storage.Now 10 years later, when I looked through the video material, those strange scenes we had shot in Milavida arranged themselves quite nicely as a sketch for the DOOR OPERA.
I can see even the bones connecting of the history of the building.
Soile Iivonen (the Maid) singer, visual artist
Sinikka Törmälä (the Maiden) singer, voice teacher, theatre director
Helinä Hukkataival (the one in black) visual artist, performance artistwww.hukkataival.weebly.com
video with mono sound, 0’52 min., 2020.
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from white to pink noise
Both white and pink noise are considered broadband noises. Both of them are made of all frequencies that are audible to humans, so all frequencies anywhere between 20 and 20000 hertz. But the way their signal power is distributed among all frequencies radically differs.
White noise has to do with energy and it is equal energy for each frequency. All frequencies across the human audible spectrum are represented by equal amounts of energy.
Pink noise is all about octaves and pink noise has equal energy per octave. Octave bands are how we hear music and sounds. When we hear, we hear in octaves.
Video with sound, 1’45 min.,2014
For Pierre Menard’s paradox I built a copy of the Moroccan coffee house Tanger, which was just across the street from the exhibition space. The installation described the interior of the coffee house as a paradox, a place of here and elsewhere, both familiar and strange. I spent a whole summer building the copy of café Tanger. Every day I would cross the street to measure and photograph all the details. The result was an intense dialogue between the real café Tanger and its copy. Between one side of the street and the other.
I didn’t just want to make a copy in space, but also a copy in time. So I decided to re-enact a piece of the real café Tanger’s history. On the opening day, café Tanger’s original regulars re-enacted a snippet of café life which had taken place ten days earlier. The public could watch the performance through the various windows and doors. An interesting tension sprang up between inside and out. Between the viewers and the viewed.
Pierre Menard’s paradox
video with sound, 1’53 min., 2020
To Insert a picture of myself into a photo copy of
To Raise the Water Level in a Fish Pond by Zhang Huan.
David Sherry 2020
Sleepwalking of the Mind
Collections from public bathrooms – KW Edition
video with sound, 5’55 min., 2020
Feat. Geradine Rübler
@ Studio Huette Berlin
(part of One Year with Stefan Klein (Desk Edition) –
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin)
Publication available here!