Present (Thank You Helvi Ahonen)

Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, 2014 Golden Thread, Belfast, 2014
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In the piece Present (Thank you Helvi Ahonen) Kiiski approaches the archive from the point of view of giving and receiving presents, while analyzing the layers of truth in the archived photographs. The work is created as a response to a vernacular photography collection housed at the Finnish Museum of Photography. The 5,000 negatives that make up the original material tell a story about a female hobby photographer’s life.

Vase I, 2014, Postcard, 14,8 x 10,5 cm, edition of 2500
Vase II, 2014, Diasec, 95 x 70 cm, edition of 5

Room, 2014, Digital print on fabric,
60 x 40 cm, edition of 5

Shoebox, Still from HD-video, 2014,
16:9, 3:25 min, loop

Shoebox, Still from HD-video, 2014, 16:9,
3:25 min, loop

Shoebox, Still from HD-video, 2014, 16:9,
3:25 min, loop