This exposition consists of a 22-minute video piece, Aamu (Morning, 2013), and an essay titled "Videoteos laatukuvana" ("A videowork as a genre picture"). The video shows a family at breakfast. The essay views the piece as a contemporary genre picture — an interior painting depicting everyday life. The whole process reflects the many different ways in which art history can serve as material for contemporary art. In the text the words, too, take on a special, tangible, material form.
The contribution consists of a nine-minute video Room and a text entitled ’What Does Silence Sound Like?’ The video records changes that take place in a bedroom after the occupant’s death. The text describes the making of the video soundtrack, focusing on the question of how to render auditive the silence of an emptying room. The text is mostly in the form of a dialogue, and it is based on taped conversations between Saloranta and sound designer Tatu Virtamo.
This exposition consists of my video piece Voices of Consolation (2014) and my essay "Lohdutusten arkisto" ("An Archive of Consolation"). The video shows interior paintings by the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864–1916). On the soundtrack a group of people are trying to console the black-clad woman seen in the paintings. In the essay I describe the process of making the piece. The essay's structure reflects the video: the text is like an apartment with several rooms.
GENRE PICTURES AND EXPERIMENTS IN WRITING is a doctoral thesis in article form of the interaction between image, word and sound. It consists of five essays, which have been published or otherwise made accessible to the public in various forums for artistic research, plus a total of seven videoworks. The last of these videos is a wordless epilogue. The thesis also includes an introduction in the form of a letter.
This exposition consists of my videowork Voices of Consolation (2014), which is an attempt to console the black-clad woman seen in Vilhelm Hammershøi's (1864–1916) interior paintings, and an experimental essay in which I ask: Could a research text be constructed in the same way as a picture? This was previously published in Finnish with the title “Lohdutusten arkisto” (Ruukku 4, 2015) and is part of my article-based doctoral thesis Laatukuvia ja kirjallisia kokeiluja/ Genre pictures and experiments in writing (University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts 2017).
This exposition is an encounter between art and empirical science at a dance lesson. It is also part of my article-based doctoral thesis Laatukuvia ja kirjallisia kokeiluja/ Genre pictures and experiments in writing (University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts 2017).
This exposition contains two video pieces that mirror each other (Two rooms and a kitchen 2010, Reflections in a window pane 2012) and an essay originally published in the Finnish-language audiovisual-culture journal Lähikuva 3/2013. The essay and the videos are part of my article-based doctoral thesis Laatukuvia ja kirjallisia kokeiluja/ Genre pictures and experiments in writing (University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts 2017).