Greta, Gretchel, Gertrud, Gilbert, Gregor, Georg

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


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soldiers_for web 2



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