BIRDHOUSES AND BIRD FEEDERS are a common sight in Finland. By providing food to the birds, people help them to survive until the spring. Commercial products have to compete with DIY models. More photos: Polar Inertia, Spring 2013
IN THE CAPITAL HELSINKI, you can find carpet racks adjacent to apartment blocks, single and multi-family homes and even the Cathedral. These simple and sturdy constructions have been installed for decades in front yards and backyards in the city center as well as the suburbs. Paradoxically enough, while carpet racks have become part of the outdoor furniture, as it were, they tend to pass unnoticed due to their ubiquity. More photos: Polar Inertia, Spring 2012
TITRES-SERVICES is a service set up by the Belgian government to fight illegal black work among the housekeeping industry. People can hire a housekeeper from an accredited company for household chores. Inside the home: cleaning, laundry and ironing, preparation of meals, small sewing repairs. Outside the home: shopping errands, ironing and sewing elsewhere, driving elderly or handicapped people in official transport. I have been documenting the Titres-Services’ advertising since 2011 (Ydin 2013)
THERE ARE MORE than a hundred self-service laundries in Brussels. Laundries are interesting in their minimalism. They are fully automated and coin or token operated. From a legal perspective they are private spaces, but they feel like public spaces such as waiting rooms at bus or railway stations. More information here (also in French). More photos: Polar inertia, winter 2014.
A growing collection of these beauties here.
CALL SHOPS AND SMALL INTERNET SHOPS are a modern example of a phenomenon where entrepreneurs, whose position need not differ greatly from the working class, meet the needs and preferences of a global, often very poor labor force. They are holdouts against the megamarths, and reflect the background, personal style and wealth of their owners. Call shops have been presented e.g. at the University of Turku, conference & exhibition Street Life 2011. More information here.
The Yellow Hose
I FIRST NOTICES this call shop "Publique Phone" in the very beginning of 2007, struck by its facade dominated by a long looping yellow hose shielding, for what it is worth, electrical wiring. The carelessly installed yellow hose looked both interesting and amazing, so I took a picture of this installation, which I at first thought of as temporary, and started to follow the situation.
This case study has been presented at the Superfront Gallery, West Hollywood, group exhibition Unplanned, 2010. More information here.
The Stone Road
I TOOK THE PICTURES during a photography workshop (teacher: Els Dietvorst) in Brussels. The mission was to explore the road, inhale the atmosphere and document the impressions. Chaussée de Mons – Bergensesteenweg is a very long street. I started my walk from the Porte de Anderlecht (number 9) and ended it a little after Ikea (number 1432).
The photo story has been presented at De Markten, KunstenFESTIVALdesarts, Brussels, group exhibition N6, 2009.
I AM ALWAYS struct by the ways in which small businesses interact with their clients, but also with their environment and the world at large.
Eurosigns Around The World
The Eurosigns photo project analyses the individual meanings and the overall impact of Europe/European Union related representations.
The project has been exhibited at The Whitworth Art gallery, Manchester, group exhibition Glogal Imaginaries (2009) and during The City Walking Bazaar, Cass Business School, University of London, 2013. If you want to get more information or join the Eurospotters, go here.
How Does an Old Person Look?
A growing collection of drawings 2001-.
Drawings exhibited at SmÅ-fest, Porvoo, 2018.
Kivat ja karseat paikat?
Hankkeessa piirretään oman asuinalueen kivoja ja kamalia paikkoja. Ensimmäisen kerran näin tehtiin RööperiFestissä elokuussa 2018. Lue lisää Tiedetoimittajien blogista.
Zines: My sauna experience
Ensimmäinen Sauna-zine tehtiin kesällä 2018 Brysselin Suomi-klubin Koti-Sauna -tapahtumaan Anderlechtin taidekoulussa. Sen jälkeen niitä on ilmestynyt epäsäännöllisesti.
Pizza in the Time of Covid -19 by Low Stress Press
The consumption of pizza seemed to increase during the lockout. These boxes were found in the streets of Brussels during spring 2020. The zine Pizza in the Time of covid -19 is being presented at the virtual Bangkok Art Book festival September 2020, section: Food publications. It is also at Sticky Institute's Quarantine club's archive.
Group exhibitions & Cooperation
Riso 3D Galaxy, collective work, Riso Pop & @apprentice_illustration, De Bouwput, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (November 2020)
Cosmic rays-risography zine, Retrojam zine swap, Zine day Osaka, Japan (October 2020)
Video "Trick or treat!?" Hallozeen online party, (October 2020)
View from my window -series, Valokuvaterapian erikoistumisopintojen loppunäyttely, Muurlan opisto, Finland (September-October 2020)
Mobile phone shot -series, Home 2020, MobileNordic, Luovan valokuvauksen keskus, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland (June-July 2020)
Alone together: The Rubber gloves - photo series, Arrival Room (Germany), Social Distancing Art Festival (SODA) 2020
Collectivity project, Pop up -swimming pool, Open City, Worm Pirate Bay, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (May 2020)
Online group exhibition, The Wall, сентября 06, 2019 (October 2019)
Online group exhibition, Analog forever, Winter (December 2019)
Group exhibition, Solstice festival, Komplot & Château Nour, Brussels, Belgium (December 2019)
Playful studio, Box of photographs, La Brocante Photographique, Hectolitre, Brussels, Belgium (December 2019)
Photograph Antwerpen cinema, Erotica, Blank Space Gallery, Oslo, Norway (August 2019)
Lapinlahti psychiatric hospital, Glitch work, Fubar multimedia event, Galleria Siva, Zagreb, Croatia (October 2018)
Cities and Memory, Sound photography, (online since May 2018)
Mini rugs & screen shots, Mini Rugs and Their Friends, LMAO. Data as Culture 2018 exhibition, Open Data Institute (ODI) London, Great Britain (October 2017-February 2020)
Drawing collection, "Miltä vanha ihminen näyttää"? Å-fest, SmÅ-fest, Söderströmin talo, Porvoo (February 2018)
Urban scenes, Photographs, Subjective Atlas of Brussels, MAD, Brussels (May-August 2017)
Glitched polaroid photos Wallpaper-project, MAMA, platform for visual culture, Rotterdam (April-June 2017)
Glitch works, Glitch art is dead, Gamut gallery, Minneapolis, USA (March-April 2017)
Photographs, Kivinokan kioskin elämää, Virka-galleria, Helsinki (November 2016-February 2017) & Ravintola Wellamo, Helsinki (February-April 2017)
Night photography, Photographs, Vos Images - Bruxelles, Galerie Verhaeren, Brussels (December 2016)
Call shop photos, Post Internet Cafe, Print Room, Rotterdam (August-September 2016)
Glitch work, Flubber multimedia event, Galleria Siva, Zagreb, Croatia (September 2016)
Fiber amulets, Street Art festival, Surface Gallery, Nottingham (July 2016)
Cardboard Call Shop, Craft the City by Pop in Craft, Library@Orchad, Singapore (October-November 2015)
Night flowers, photography, Hei Helsinki, Kukkanäyttely, Kiseleffin talo, Helsinki, Finland (May-June 2015)
Collages, Crossing bo(a)rders, Galaxie skateshop northside, Cincinnati, USA (January-February 2015)
Out The Window. Photographic journey around the world (January 2015)
Night flowers, photography, Paviljonki festival, The Infinite Circle: Death and Rebirth, Entropy & Unicorns on Speed, Hietsun Paviljonki, Helsinki, Finland (November 2014)
Minirug, The Roadside Museum, FYC Gallery, Birmingham, UK (September-October 2014)
Food collage, Edible matters, Culturally Brewed Representation and Identity, Tad-Gallery, Denton, Texas, USA (August-September 2014)
Self portrait, photography, Suomen valokuvaterapiayhdistyksen 10-vuotisvalokuvanäyttely Self portrait extended, Köysiratagalleria, Turku, Finland (June 2014); Kuntoutusalan kirjasto, Helsinki (September, October 2014); Näsimentor, Tampere (November 2014); Kankaanpään opisto (December 2014)
Parking place holders (supplementary material), photography, Karel Verhoeven, Anything can b_a car, Vitrine 21, Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium (April 2014)
Night flowers, photography, Mänköö vuan, Kiuruveden kulttuuritalo, Kiuruvesi, Finland (April 2014)
Urban photos, photography, Future Landscapes, Project Gallery, Toronto, Canada (March-April 2014)
Rrecycled origami collages, Anna uus elu, Give a New Life, Recycling exhibition, Uue Kunsti Muuseum / The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia (March-April 2014)
Manipulated knittings, photography, Textile photography Exhibition, Photos in video installation by Kalopsia collective, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, UK (February-March 2014)
Textile work, Patch, Voyage, voyages, Festival de textil, L' Aiguille en fete, Paris; Le festival du lin, Veules-les-Roses, France (February, June 2014)
Call Shop, photography, Phone Box International Mail Art Exhibition, The British Telecommunication Box by the Swimming Pool, Sigean, France (June 2013)
Urban sceneries, photography, Levisburg Literary Festival, Literary Laundry Room, Levisburg, USA (August 2013)
Fiber art, In Your Face, F6Halle, Augsburg, Germany (April 2013)
Collage, Art postale. Akademie der Künste Berlin Germany, (August-December 2013)
Yarn work & photography, Ceci n’est pas un livre, Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, Brussels, Museum Night Fever, (March-September 2013)
Collage, Anna uus elu - Give a New Life, Recycling exhibition, Uue Kunsti Muuseum / The Museum of New Art, Pärnu. Estonia (March-April 2013)
Office life, photography, Toinen sosiologinen taidenäyttely, Odottamattomat seuraukset, Publicum, University of Turku, Finland (March 2013)
Clouds, photography, The Barter. Blue sky by Teresa Leung, Fotanian, Open studio event, Hong Kong (January 2013), Lingnan university, visual department, Hong Kong (April-September 2014)
Swimming pool, Photography, Carnem Collective Opera, Carnem Night #3, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy (January 2013)
Collage, Postcard patchwork, Worcester Arts Workshop, Clik-Clik collective, Worcester, UK (November 2012)
Night flowers, photography, Poze 4.Terminus, Summer of Photography, Bozar - Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium (June-September 2012)
Yarn bombing, Knit' n' Tag, Solidaarisuussilmukat, Vanha kirkkopuisto, Helsinki, Finland (August-September 2012)
Collage, dATAdADA, artists' house, Harakka island, Helsinki, Finland (August 2012)
Textile work & photography, Electronic embroidery, Camp Pixelache, Helsinki, Finland (May 2012)
Recycled origami collages, Ilmaista hupismia, Galleria Akkuna, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki, Finland (May 2012)
Street faces, photography, In your face, Streetart, Kesselhaus, Augsburg, Germany (March 2012)
My dinner, Photography, The Meal, Documenting a Global Snack, Brooklyn Art Library, New York, USA (April 2012)
Call shops in Brussels, poster & photography, Street Life, University of Turku, Finland (July 2011)
Winter in Helsinki - photos, Hupismi, Galleria Akkuna, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki, Finland (May 2011)
Photography, Yllätysten sosiologia, Sosiologinen taidenäyttely, University of Tampere, Finland (March 2011)
Snapshots, photography, M u t a ç ã o, online exhibition (2010)
Yellow hose -follow up, photography, Unplanned, Superfront, Los Angeles, US (March-July 2010)
My friends house, photography, The Photographers Gallery, online exhibition An idea of Home (2009-2011)
Snapshots from Brussels, Photography, Multi media comptetition, Finnish Seamen's Mission, Brussels, Belgium (2008)
Photography, Weather Photos, Zendai MoMA 欢迎中国地区的朋友們加入! Shanghai, China (2008)
Collective work, Open City, Worm Pirate Bay (online), Rotterdam 2020
Photos in Publications, zines etc.
- Glitch series: Built environment & Lapinlahti hospital, theme: █▓▒░ parasite-glitch-erreur, Karbone Magazine #8 2020, Montpellier, France
- Olympia Zine Festival, Cookzine, 2020 (forthcoming)
- Street Cat Zine Festival, Collab zine, Lancaster, August 2020
- Pizza in the Time of Covid -19, presentation of Food Book Shelf by Takako Masuki (Asian Food Design), Bangkok Art Book fair, September 2020
- Meeting grounds zine, Onomatopee exhibition space, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (forthcoming)
- Teresa Leung, Outside our Windows. Hong Kong, August 2020.
- The Greeeeen Zine, #3, 2020: The Great Indoor, The Secret Garden Bookshop, Timisoara, Rumania
- F*EMS-zine, Issue 17, 2020: Home, Melbourne, Australia
- Quarantzine, Art in Self-Isolation 01, 02 ,03 & 04, Gaada, Shetland, United Kingdom (April-July 2020)
- Live-action zine publishing, # Corona Quanrantine Edition 2020, The Rapid Publisher
- Traces from the Past: The Ghost Buildings in Brussels, Nuart journal 2019:3, pp. 76-81
- Subjective Atlas of Brussels, (2018)
- World Maps as Advertisements of Global Communications, Please Hold -magazine, theme: Maps, (Summer 2016)
- Winter journey by train, Matter Journal, theme: Nomad, Wolverine Farm (forthcoming)
- Ein Magazine #3, Autumn People will Laugh (2013)
- Focus Letters (2011)
- Vending Machines. Coined Consumerism (2010)
- Unplanned. Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale (2010)
- Kasvatus ja Aika (2010-)
- Ydin (2009-)
- Book for Fiji (2009)
- Media and Urban Space (2008)
- Identiteetit liikkeessä (2007)
- Tervetuloa Belgiaan (2006)