Avoimet opet: Salla Tykkä

Tiistai, lokakuu 22, 2019 - 18:00 - 19:30
Exhibition Laboratory

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Avoimet opet / Teachers’ Talks

Salla Tykkä
22.10.2019, 18:00–19:30
Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36

In the lecture I will talk about my two most recent cinematic works which are Untitled (White – Alps) (2019) and Europe – Europa (work in progress). Through these two films I try to lighten my interests in working with film and moving image. 

Untitled (White – Alps) is a recording of a hot air balloon flight next to Mont Blanc. The work simulates my experience of reality, in which what I see is not correlating to what I hear and what I know can’t be found in what I see. In the work Europe – Europa I look back in my own history and the memory of it through a short story that was written and sent to me by a man I met when I was 18 years old. This work in progress puzzles me with questions such as who has right to speak, to imagine and to fantasize. I look at different methods for unravelling the story in to text, voices, sounds and images and for rebuilding a work which detaches itself from its original representational and ideological forms.

Salla Tykkä lives and works in Helsinki. She has been working with photography, video and film since 1996. Her work mainly deals with memory and the power structures within the everyday visual narratives. Her works have been seen in various solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. 

Coming up in the series

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