Helsinki

SAKU SOUKKA: SCOPE

SAKU SOUKKA: SCOPE

Feb

11

Fri

12:00 – 17:00

3–5°C

clear sky

Scope exhibition consists of photo-based works, a readymade-based installation, and a video essay.

The photo-based works hung on the walls are my photographs from 2012–2020, which, apart from two, I have distorted with the help of artificial intelligence. I have selected some areas in my photos, after which the tool I use has filled those selected areas with new pixel combinations imitating or trying to mimic the “reality” of the photos – as if suggesting that the image in the selected area could transform into this instead of the camera´s suggestion. The results are often surreally whimsical or disturbed.

The installation of readymade objects, brings together the technical communication devices or parts of them used by modern human, as well as organic elements such as pieces of wood. Using various methods, I have manipulated the technical equipment, altering their intended functions, usually to a seemingly broken state.

The title work of the exhibition is a video essay titled Scope (2020). It consists of programmed photographs, text, and music. At the beginning, “I” and “you” merge, after which the human mind seems to be in a somewhat fickle state. It flies impulsively to different countries and wanders about, surprising even itself, performing different actions and thoughts, and receiving and sending different messages.

Screenplay, directing, photography, text and editing: Saku Soukka
Music: Tatu Rönkkö
Programming: Matti Hyvönen
Duration: 23 min. 45 sec.

The making and presentation of the work has been supported by The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK), Frame Contemporary Art Finland and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Saku Soukka (b. 1982) lives and works in Helsinki. His works mirror the concepts of self and otherness and hybrid. The works are usually created through photography, video, and writing, sometimes ending up in the form of readymade-based installations. Encounters and dialogues between internal and external, stagnation and movement, and organic and industrial, are present. Soukka has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (subject area of time and space arts), and has held about twenty solo exhibitions in Finland, Germany and Italy, and participated in numerous group exhibitions.

Fri 11 Feb 2022 – 06 Mar 2022 12:00 – 17:00

3–5°C

clear sky

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