Black Magic (2014-2015)
A body of work created while being an artist-in-resident in Hämeenkyrö, Finland (May-June, 2014).
The work deals in a playful way with aspects in the landscape that hold dark perceptions to them and a supernatural feel in order to reflect upon and expend the notion of 'space' and it's specificities that are rooted in geography. The imaginative aspect of culture that we all draw from is what allows for the mystery to exist in the work. It is what I am attempting to disassemble and reassemble in various ways.
I have been manipulating ready-made hand drawn maps found online, some of which are old Finnish maps from the 17th-18th Century and some are imaginary, taken from a fictional book series. The processed includes stripping down the maps from visible text and mirroring them into a Rorschach style images. Besides maps are original film photographs, taken in the surrounding landscape. Some of which are also manipulated in various ways, creating a tension between the two dimensions of the photographs and the sculptural quality of the maps and the markings.
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