Uudenmaankatu
Johanna Lecklin, Maija Blåfield, Miia Rinne, Mikko Kuorinki, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Pasi Autio,
GREETINGS FROM ANOTHER SIDE
5.10. - 9.10.2011

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Johanna Lecklin, Maija Blåfield, Miia Rinne, Mikko Kuorinki, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Pasi Autio
Greetings from Another Side
5.10. – 9.10.2011
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu

Greetings from Another Side is a compilation of video works by six artists of Galleria Huuto. The diverse body of works shares mutual aspects of delicate humor, an onlooker’s point of view, and comforting melancholy. Exhibition is curated by Maija Blåfield.

Pasi Autio: Music Box

In Music Box a woman sings and recites the names of the items in the room. The picture revolves 360 degrees around the apartment. The woman’s voice forms a musical piece composed by Swedish musician/composer Jakob Norgren. Voice by Ive Riihimäki.

Pasi Autio is a Helsinki-based artist who focuses on video art and photography. In his works he examines seemingly simple yet complex processes such as staying still or walking.
pasiautio@hotmail.com

Maija Blåfield: If I Were Buried at a Street Corner

If I Were Buried at a Street Corner is a short film about seeing otherwise – on which the experience of beauty in everyday life is often based. Filmed during HIAP artist’s residency in Frankfurt am Main, where an abandoned tombstone provided the starting point for the observation of an unfamiliar setting. The city appears as an empty landscape, seen from an outsider’s perspective. The hierarchy, utility and logic of the surroundings are sidelined, when monuments can be found in the backyard. Thanks for the inspiration to Mr and Mrs Dreher.

Works of Maija Blåfield have often distinctive documentary elements and discuss the multiple ways of interpreting and experiencing reality.
www.maijablafield.com

Miia Rinne: Pori-Helsinki

Pori-Helsinki is a movie hand-painted on 35 mm film. It shows colors and forms that create an illusion of passing sceneries, creating a moving landscape as seen from the window of a train. The work is a mixture of concrete and psychological travel, and allows the viewer’s mind to wander in several places and times. The film has been named after the artist’s birthplace and her current hometown. Soundscape by Tapani Rinne and Verneri Lumi.

Artist Miia Rinne focuses on moving image and installations. While often being like sceneries from inner road movies, her works include the concept of the entire universe where everything is on the move.
www.miiarinne.com

Niina Lehtonen Braun: Postcards

Postcards includes nineteen video postcards that portray the important milestones and everyday life of the artist. The memories and staged moments have been filmed in Berlin, Vienna, Helsinki, Utsjoki in the northernmost Finland, Bavaria, and the Finnish countryside during ten years.

Niina Lehtonen Braun is a Finnish artist living in Berlin. Her works include collages, installations, videos, and performances.
www.niina-lehtonen-braun.com

Mikko Kuorinki: Summer Parade

Summer Parade is a two-person parade on a road leading to a summer cottage. It is a sequel to Autumn Parade from 2007.

Mikko Kuorinki lives and works in Helsinki. In his works he studies the issues of existence, alienation, and rootlessness.
www.kuorinki.com

Johanna Lecklin: Therapy Animal Story. Scenes from an Animal Marriage

Therapy Animal Story. Scenes from an Animal Marriage is a story of the Little Cat who accidentally married the Big-Eyed Owl. The story resembles any portrayal of an unhappy marriage except that the main characters are animated stuffed animals.

Johanna Lecklin travels with her Story Café project and invites visitors to her temporary café to tell stories. She has prepared various kinds of dramatized videos of the recorded stories. Therapy Animal Story is based on Ulla Salo-Pulliainen’s original story which she told at Galleria Huuto in 2006 during Lecklin’s Story Café.
Lecklin works with moving image and photography.
www.johannalecklin.com