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a u g u s t

Helsinki Contemporary
11.08 – 03.09

Exhibition View, Jökulsárlón I and Jökulsárlón II

Jökulsárlón II

Jökulsárlón I and II are series of photograms created by exposing glacial ice on photographic paper. The process was repeated on sheets of paper until the piece of ice has completely disappeared.

Glacial ice is snow that has been exposed to extreme pressure under a very long time and eventually crystallised. The detailed image is created by light rays that are bent by the prisms inside the ice. The captured image is rather a trace of the process than a picture of the ice. The ice collected from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is older than any of the technology that made the pictures possible.

Exhibition view, with a part of Jökulsárlón I and ‘weekdays’.
Exhibition view over ‘weekdays’ and one speaker of the multi channel sound installation The Sea – Chapter I.
Chinese elm inside a museum vitrine, the work is titled anew according to the current weekday.
The Sea – Chapter I, a multi channel sound piece triggered by a sensor overlooking the vitrine.  The piece begins with one spoken story that is audible in the vicinity the tree, after a while another voice joins in canon in the space next by and then a third voice begins a another story in the first room of the gallery. And so the piece evolves and gradually takes over the entire gallery.
Exhibition view over the diptych BBC-29.03 and one speaker for The Sea – Chapter I

BBC-29.03 is a photographic diptych depicting the live broadcast of triggering of the Article 50.


a u g u s t has been kindly supported by:
Svenska kulturfonden
Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse