Tosi Kyseessä: Dokumentti Nykytaiteessa

Jari Juhani Silomäki

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

Abstract

ROOM WITH A VIEW Room With a View is an installation consisting of text, photographs and video. It places the individual to the historical events of his/her era. The centrepiece is the textual work One Instant Two pictures1910-2011, in which Silomäki has collected moments and thoughts of unknown individuals from historically significant events. Such events include e.g. Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), the invasion of Normandy, Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of president John F. Kennedy and dissolution of the Soviet Union. In the photographs these moments are present as pictures inside pictures. They are a part of a portrait Silomäki has taken of three individuals from different generations. From the final print he has removed the object of the photograph. All that remains is their possible presence and the historical frame of the time period. Third part of the exhibition is the video work, starring an elderly person. They are slouched, as if being flogged. On their back we can see reflections from the history of the last century and its icons.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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