Valtio+ at former Turku county prison is a group exhibition arranged by Arte ry 10.7-31.7.2015. I roamed around the shady building to find personal stories from the past. The cell number 42 located in the second floor caught my attention. There is a pentagonal star (spirit-water-fire-earth-air) drawn on the wall and it´s done with care. The endless pentagram gave me a sad feeling about a spiritual person stuck in the concrete. I decided to compose a song and direct a music video in remembrance of this person. The sounds are partly made by the church organs situated in the prisons chapel.
“Never Going Home” (feature length documentary movie). TBA
The documentary observes the everyday life of the two lovers in a world of their own, as outlaws in a foreign culture, without a home or a place of refuge. The multifaceted documentary reflects the notion of return and its impossibility. The relationship between society and an individual on the verge of alienation is examined through the lens of media commentary and news coverage. The couple’s world is an isolated utopia that the media molds into its own reality. Between these two worlds, separated into parallel realities, they reflect their own identities.
Suomi kuvaa collective “Quite Cube” 01.-10.08.2014
A park next to Karamzininranta street, behind Finlandia Hall, URB festival 2014 , Kiasma Theatre.
The Suomi kuvaa collective takes their installation to the city, dealing with the theme of space. The installation consists of four separate white walls that can be seen as an imaginary stage, simultaneously opening and closing the boundaries of our shared and private space. The project is set up in a wasteland located in Helsinki. A city space, being in a state of constant change, interacts with the plain white surfaces.
Suomi kuvaa collective: Tuomas Linna, Juuso Noronkoski, Sauli Sirviö & Matti Tanskanen.