Papersnake rock (Family Album)
Solo exhibition, 2023. Ryniker-Morrison Gallery, Billings, Montana US.
This is my psychic theatre.
I am the director, the scenographer
and the actor in this play.
The exhibition Papersnake rock (Family Album) is an immersive collage work and a spatial book the viewer can walk into. By deconstructing and reconstructing images from family and personal archives, it explores the complexities of family history and heritage, the roles we are given and the ones we take and adopt.
The work is like a stage where the author plays with different roles and role models produced both by the immediate family and our culture and society at large. Parents and grandparents, fairy tale characters, cultural icons and other historical figures show up in the images – opening different perspectives on history, identity and sexuality.
The exhibition was supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation.