Welcome to EXHIBITION OPENING! VANISHING POINTS: FOLDING A VIEW
Welcome to the exhibition opening of Vanishing points: folding a view by iida-ssi on Thursday 11 May at 5–7 pm in the presence of the artists at Konstmuseet i Norr. Free admission!
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition Vanishing points: folding a view by artist duo iida-ssi examines how the applied perspective and narrative of unspoiled wilderness have shaped the view of the northern fell landscape.
The 200 km+ distance between the lakes Gátterjávri and Ikkesjávrre is one of the largest areas in Europe without mobile phone coverage. The area is often portrayed as a vacuum, despite being an area of more than two million hectares and having a complex history. In Vanishing points: folding a view, artist duo iida-ssi examines and reinvestigates cartography and landscape images as critical infrastructures of knowledge, and presents an alternative representation and a parallel gaze on certain parts of the area. The exhibition reconsiders the allure of nature by navigating the landscape beyond the gaze – a way of understanding the vanishing point: folding a view.
The exhibition is a part of the artistic research project DATA FREE ZONE SWE/SÁPMI_1 that iida-ssi have developed in collaboration with independent researcher Victoria Harnesk and curator Hampus Bergander at Konstmuseet i Norr since 2021. In conjunction with the exhibition, the research project will be published in the form of a book.
The exhibition is open from 12th May to 10th September 2023
Artists: iida jonsson & ssi saarinen
Curator: Hampus Bergander, Konstmuseet i Norr
Research: Victoria Harnesk, independent researcher
Graphic design: Catherine Hu
Sound: Hannes Ferm
Colourists: Ona Julija Lukas Steponaitytė
IIDA JONSSON & SSI SAARINEN
iida-ssi is a collaborative duo comprising iida jonsson & ssi saarinen, active since 2013 from the autonomous region of Åland. Jonsson and Saarinen hold a Master's degree from the Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam (2020-2022).