Via (Läpi, 2003)

Installation views from Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki City Art Museum, December 2003. Each screen 140 cm x 105 cm.
Installation views from Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki City Art Museum, December 2003. Each screen 140 cm x 105 cm.

“Via” is an installation of two synchronized video projections. Individual video tracks are projected onto two rear projection screens. These screens are translucent and suspended in the air. They seem to float inside the darkened room.

An image of moving forwards is projected onto the right screen.
An image of moving away is projected onto the left screen.

The video and audio tracks are synchronized loops. The opposing screens/viewpoints of “Via” define a sculptural space – a rupture, an opening through which time and space flow. The speed of the movement varies, slowing down to a complete stand still and accelerating to fast movement. The footage was shot in Finland and New York. The pictures are of cityscapes, roads, train tracks, views from cars, trams and train windows.

Milk (Maito, 2000)

An installation (2000) of two 14” analogue TV-monitors placed next to each other in a dark room. Two synchronized video channels. Loop duration: 3 min. Silent.

The woman on the right drinks a glassful of milk. The woman on the left spits the same amount into her own glass. The consumed substance is transported through the monitors’ physical boundaries. They turn their gaze towards the viewer. One of them blinks her eyes. The other one licks her lips. They appear almost identical; like two sides of the same persona. They turn their faces to profile. The direction of the movement reverses – the liquid is transported from the left TV-monitor to the right one. The loop is seamless.