The project deals with the architecture of a metaphysical, distant world which takes place in a neglected area, a metamorphic site created by the 16th century tanneries. The artwork diagnoses this transition between the city and the mountains where the last human traces have been left in a slow process of integration with nature, a potential sacrifice of memory and the past. The piece functions as a topological – architectural allegory, infiltrating local history and myths alongside with developing an ephemeral dialectic of the microscopic human existence with the macro world.
While people and their city are turning towards the valley, this place seems timeless, dark, still – born like and enigmatic. The human presence seems transparent, immaterial and surrendered to the perennial agony which the ruins evoke.This place could be a passage to the divine or a distorted channel of interaction between the place with the distant wild nature, our inner psyche left to Phobos and oblivion, abandoned to a silent and slow process of change still underway. Yet nothing seems definite in this battle, the consciousness of human mortality creates an eternal state of immunity, capable of claiming the limits, of struggling against the temptation of the mountain.
3 Images: Temptation I, II and III.
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Photography / Valokuvaus, Story / Tarina
Four live ducks and a rubber duck. In this image of ducks there is obviously tension; even aversion to the presence of the small and unwelcome creature before them. The live ducks appear to be tense; irrational. This is an uncomfortable image. I’ve never liked it.
The second drawing is a typical client in a typical coffee shop in a typical city. Cities all over the world are filled with them. This one happens to be in San Jose, CA., the scene of the Nativity of all the those high-tech devices; such as the one the gentleman is holding. By the expression on his face it is possible that he got some bad news on his iPhone. Or it could be that the lady sitting next to him farted. Cause enough for a phobia.
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Digital Art / Digitaalinen Taide, Illustration / Kuvitus