State of Emergency
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 00:00, the Emergency Powers Legislation came into force in Finland granting the government powers to use exceptional measures in order to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. At the same time, a documentary project was launched, inviting documentary photographers from all over Finland as well as Finnish photographers abroad to record their daily lives under these exceptional circumstances.
The project involves over 160 photographers. Each participant records everyday life in their limited and immediate circle. Participants are committed to making at least one photograph each day throughout the project.
Letters To Pete Jockey
Letters to Pete Jockey was printed by the artist in Glasgow 2014. The texts were first published on the sidetrack blog during 2013 – 2014. A selection of the texts available on the blog has been revised and edited for this publication.
Letters to Pete Jockey, 2014
A2 folded into A5 first edition of 100 numbered copies + 5ap
This Is As Close To Painting As I Will Ever Get, 2014
pigment print, frame
62 x 90cm, ed.5+2ap
I have recently found interest in the landscape and trees and my work revolves around turning these into something that is both very generic and specific at the same time. I have been inspired by the medieval battlefields in the Scottish landscape, dating to the 14th century and I am interested in finding the neutral ground, where the past 700 years become invisible and specific details impossible to point out. By collecting material from the battlefields and constructing my own woods and landscapes in the studio, I am diluting the contrast between inside and outside, i.e the meaning and the form, and the landscape turns into being everything that exists in front of my eyes. I am interested in the aesthetics of the landscape of everyday objects and the relations that sprouts when constructed sceneries are combined with the “real thing”.
My current practice also revolves around the artist’s studio and how the birthplace of artwork reflects on and influences the artwork itself. In my landscape work, I am focusing on the originality of the landscape by constructing sceneries out of every day objects that can be found lying around in the studio. The images remain truthful to their original surrounding, they are openly exposing the context of the studio. My landscapes tries to capture the truthfulness of the term “landscape” – ‘all the visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal’.