Greta, Gretchel, Gertrud, Gilbert, Gregor, Georg

Technique and year: C-print, 30 x 42 cm (each), 2013


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I was given some images as a gift from my aunt-in-law. She had found them from her house in Imatra, a town in eastern Finland, stored away with family albums. She had asked around but nobody knew who the people in the images were. It could only be concluded that they had been taken during or just before the second world war. The women in the images wear makeup and stylized hairdos, the men are in their army uniforms. I cut all the images in pieces and formed these collages out of them.

Supported by TAIKE Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Kone Foundation


Gray insight

C-print, 30 x 30 cm, 2013

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About the work

This text-based work is created for the Huuto Alphabet project and group exhibition. The text is created as a variation of a google poem. First the word grey was searched with several internet search engines. Then the resulting websites were inspected and the sentences with the word grey were selected as well as the sentences followin thatg word. Lastly, the word grey was removed from the text material. The result is a text that defines different understandings and interpretations of the concept and meaning of grey without it ever being mentioned.

Download pdf -version of the work here: Gray insight 02




In between

Series of C-prints on aluminium –  double and triple exposures on slide film turned to C-prints with Lambda-technique,  2009

Dollhuman 82 x 80 cm / Planthuman 100 x 70 cm / Reflection 100 x 70 cm

(Click on thumbnails to see the full images.)



About the work

A series of double and tribple exposures on slide film turned into a C-print with Lambda technique.




Collage series with found images and paper, dimensions vary, 2006

C-prints, 25 x 17 cm, 2016

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Untold no. 25 (Woman with mirror), C-print, 25 x 17 cm, 2016

About the work

Untold is a series of images where the people in the photograph have been cut out and replaced by a silhouette-like black paper. The images were purchased from a second hand market where the salesman told me that they were from an estate of one family. They were filed in a few envelopes nd from the notes and names written behind the images I could conclude that they indeed were images of family members in various situations, locations and family gatherings. However, none of the notes stated the family name. Looking at the photos I realised that some of them were from theatre or dance performances. It inspired me to look at the other images as staged performances alike. Once the people in the images were removed, the focus of the images was at the recognizable settings and poses on display.

All of the 107 images were first exhibited in my solo exhibition “Folie du Jour” in Galleria Huuto Viiskulma 2006.

In 2016 a series of c-prints have been produced from a selection of the images.

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Untold installation view, Galleria Huuto Viiskulma 2006

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Untold no.01 (Picnic), C-print, 17 x 25 cm, 2016

In the thumbnails: Untold no. 07 (Kids), no. 18 (Lovers), no. 19 (Girls), no. 27 (Woman by the fire), no. 28 (Friends), no. 56 (Baby and chair), no. 62 (Group by the barn), no. 72 (Woman at the doorstep), C-prints, 25 x 17 cm, 2016

In the thumbnails: Untold – all 107 images from the installation version

A & B

C-print, 80 x 60 cm, 2006




About the work

This work was part of my solo exhibition Päivän Hulluus aka Madness of a day, entitled after the Folie du Jour by Maurice Blanchot. It was exhibited together with the works Stoneforest, Letter to my Father, Stairs (from series Chameleon), A&B, Self-portrait (Gold), Self-portrait (Rubber) and Untold.



Photo series of site-specific performances made for ANTI festival, 2005-2006


Chameleon, documentation photos, photo assistant: Mia Turunen


About the work

Chameleon is a work consisting of twelve photograph created for the ANTI 2005 festival. ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public space, held annually in Kuopio, a city in Eastern Finland. Each year the festival selects non-traditional public venues and sites for exhibiting the artworks.

I performed in each of the locations selected for the 2005 festival beforehand. I adjusted my body in relation to the site, both hiding it and showcasing it, creating miniature performative interventions to the space. I was performing  to the people present in the location at the time of the photo sessions as well as posing for the camera. The documentation images of each performance were on display in the venues throughout the festival, hidden as part of the interior of the site.

A year later a selection of the photos were produced into C-prints.

keilahallikuva Bowling ball, from series Chameleon, C-print, 2006

 Stairs, from series Chameleon, C-print, 2006