"It is as it seems?"

Susanne Jacobson

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction


”In perceiving we are building, taking some cues and rejecting others. The most acceptable are those which fit most easily into the pattern that is being built up. Ambiguous ones tend to be treated as if they harmonised with the rest of the pattern. Discordant ones tend to be rejected. If they are accepted, the structure of assumptions has to be modified.” (Douglas 2008 [1966], 45.) My photographs were guided by the above quotation from the British anthropologist Mary Douglas. Through staging, fitting artificial in natural, I approached distinctiveness, the experience of belonging, and the misleading visual perception. At the Summer School 2009 Design Connections Doctoral School students were encouraged to work with their research topics in a creative and experimental way. The results of the workshop could be presented in another mode than writing e.g. in a form of installation, performance, video, painting or any kind of three dimensional artefact. The results from this experimental process were exhibited in the “Art from research” exhibition in the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the University of Lapland.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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