Pikkujätkä
Erika Weiste, Reetta Neittaanmäki,
Reminiscences
26.8. - 10.9.2017

Reetta Neittaanmäki & Erika Weiste: Muistikuvia

Reetta Neittaanmäki & Erika Weiste
Reminiscences
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Pikkujätkä
26.8-10.9.2017

”Reminiscences” is an installation that consists of an same named animated documentary and an assemblage that examines memory processes. For the project we have interviewed four elderly people using an interviewing technique in which the participants are requested to tell their life story freely, without being directed towards any subjects or themes. This gives us an opporturnity to look at our past in a honest and straight manner and to explore, what kind memories linger through the life. Items are sort of memory banks for people. Picking up a doll from your childhood or a deodorant from the time you were a teen can suddenly awake a bunch of memories you didn´t even know existed. The work uses this link between items and memories in depicting the reminiscenses of the intervieews, and invites the viewer to sink in the reminiscences, to listen at the stories and find out what kind of memories they awake in oneself.

Reminiscences is made by using stop motion animation, cut out animation and video footage. In the Galleria Huuto we also see an assemblage related to the animation.

The work has been supported by Finnish Culture Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, AVEK and KulttuuriEspoo.

Reetta Neittaanmäki (1974) lives in Helsinki and works as a freelancer in different animation art projects. She graduated from Turku Arts Academy in 2001 and from Aalto University School of Art and Design as Master of Arts in 2011. She is a member of Osuuskunta Animaatiokopla collective. Animation as an art form fascinates her because of the possibility to show the world from a new kind of perspective and playing with different techniques and visual styles.

Erika Weiste (1981) is an animation artist from Helsinki, who works as a freelancer in different artistic and commercial projects. She is also constantly working with her own art projects, including animation, painting and illustration. Erika graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008. In her work she is intrigued how all art is interlaced and is always keen in crossing borders between art medias.

For more information:
Reetta Neittaanmäki
reetta.neittaanmaki(at)gmail.com
Erika Weiste
ericaweiste(at)gmail.com