a u g u s t
11.08 – 03.09
a u g u s t was a solo show at Helsinki Contemporary consisting of a a sound installation that stretched throughout the gallery space together with two series of photograms, a photographic diptych and a sculptural element.
Jökulsárlón I and II are series of photograms created by exposing photographic paper through glacial ice. The process was repeated on sheets of paper until the piece of ice had completely
Glacial ice is snow that has been exposed to extreme pressure under a very long period of time and eventually crystallized. The detailed image is created by light rays that are bent by complex prisms inside the ice, making the captured image rather a trace of the process than a picture of the ice. The ice I collected from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is older than the invention of the technologies that made the capture of these images possible.
The two photographs of BBC-29.03 were taken from the live BBC broadcast of the moment when Article 50 was triggered in the United Kingdom House of Commons. Due to outside disturbances to the signal of the television, the picture was accidentally distorted, altering the image to become a kind of digital malformation and perversion. This can be taken to read as a metaphor for the unfortunate moment Brexit became reality, as well as alluding to the state of democracy and dialogue in the time of digital interference.
a u g u s t has been kindly supported by:
Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse