Correspondence with the Past

Elina Saloranta's artistic research examines Finnish singer Elli Forssell.

Introduction

Elina Saloranta’s research project is “Correspondence with the past”. Saloranta’s  historical pen pal is the Finnish singer Elli Forssell (1871–1943), who moved to Riga in 1903 after having married the Latvian painter Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916). The project consists of essays, video pieces and research events. The first part of the project – a response to Elli’s letter from August 1909 – has been published in the anthology “Suo, kuokka ja diversiteetti” edited by Markku Eskelinen and Leevi Lehto in autumn 2018.