THE GREAT ESCAPE II

The Future, 2018
Diasec, 120 x 80 cm, ed. 5 + 2 AP

The Deluge, 2018
Diasec, 120 x 80 cm, ed. 5 + 2 AP

The Great Escape, 2012
Diasec, 120 x 80 cm, ed. 5

Turn Your Back and We Are Still Here, 2018
Installation
Black balloons, glass, metal

Turn Your Back and We Are Still Here, 2018
Installation
Black balloons, glass, metal

Turn Your Back and We Are Still Here, 2018
Installation
Black balloons, glass, metal

One by One, 2018
29 s / loop
HD video, 16:9
Sound

Hollow, 2018
(clip 6 sec)
2’19” / loop
HD video, 16:9
No sound

THE GREAT ESCAPE

The Great Escape exhibition is a critical comment on an era where altered reality is true and nothing can be trusted.

The exhibition is a story of how human beings have gradually become alienated from nature, how the landscape has become a stage, and how humanity has turned into role play. Kinnunen often appears in front of the camera herself, playing various characters that are aesthetically products of fantasy but often approach nightmares.

The exhibition features an installation named Turn Your Back and We Are Still Here, made of black balloons. The installation turns the space into oppressive emptiness that is unpleasant to encounter, growing into a metaphor for things we tend to turn our backs on. The visually impressive work uses the balloon, a positive item and a symbol of light-heartedness and fun, as something that takes our thoughts on the verge of the distressing.

Veikko Halmetoja, curator of the exhibition

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