Collage, (found photograph prints and black paper), series of 107 images, 2006

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 the same room together with the photograph work ”Portrait of my mother as a young woman”.

untold installation view 01 for web
Untold installation view, Galleria Huuto Viiskulma 2006
untold woman with mirror web
Untold no. 25 (Woman with mirror), C-print, 25 x 17 cm, 2016