The Most Beautiful Haiku With Ugly Illustrations

The Most Beautiful Haiku With Ugly Illustrations
The Most Beautiful Haiku With Ugly Illustrations

This book is a continuation for the earlier project. Instead of studying the transition from analog to digital, this one studies the relevance of rules. Haiku is a traditional form of poetry with strict rules about the form and content.

The book experiments how the illustrations change the content of modern haiku, where the abstraction traditionally is a key element.


Soft cover book. 72 pages
2014

Putinate

Putinate
Putinate

Putinate is a digital work, that consists of animated gif-image and a randomly changing text.

The work reminds the viewer, that despite the times, same rhetoric is re-used in political messages.

The speech contains quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Göbbels, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln etc.


Digital Internet Media
2014

 

Rabbit mask composition

This is another study about transformation. The key piece, a “splicer mask” is taken from a video game. The composition started with the mask itself and evolved involved into a photograph and resulted in two oil paintings, where the second one is an analog composite between the photograph and the first painting.


Oil on canvas, papier mache, digital photography
2014

SLEEP

Sleep is a work that is not as obvious as it first might seem. As I like to experiment the transition between existing and new, I made the film to observe differences between years 1963 and 2013.

Content-wise the film is very different from Andy Warhol’s original, but although technology has taken big leaps, it is still not that easy to work with 8 hours of material using consumer-grade equipment.

This is a typical example of my work where context goes over content. The film is 8 hours long art movie, yet still it is available as a single-layer DVD from Amazon – a concept that was studied earlier in project: Aphorisms from the edge of the walk-in closet.

In matter of fact when it was screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015, the curator ordered the copy from Amazon.

Media catalog


Video 480 minutes
2013

Wikipedia

IMDB

Aphorisms from the edge of the walk-in closet

Aphorisms from the edge of the walk-in closet
Aphorisms from the edge of the walk-in closet

The book is an experimental study about the way how new technology creates possibilities where traditional edges become blurred.

“Make to order” -services allow an existence of a real physical object that yet still does not exist. There is a book that is real and can be ordered and touched and smelled, yet still in reality it does only exist when one orders it. This is very different from the traditional concept of books and publishing.

To underline the interaction between digital and physical, the content of the book was taken from the One Way Ticket -project. This creates a reverse cycle where digital becomes tangible yet still it does not yet exist.


Soft cover book. 65 pages
2013

Surströmming

Surströmming
Surströmming

Surströmming is part of the APN201 concept, which is studying the changes that modern technologies imply on traditional ways of producing and distributing artistic works.

This CD consists of 20-minute long electronic music track, but as with SLEEP, the focus is not on the content itself, but in the context.

Throughout the times people have done home recordings and modern electronic music tools have made it even easier. Still the distribution has been the problem. It has been a big investment to order a disk of demo-discs and then trying to distribute them to friends and record companies.

With the digital distribution channels and “make to order” -services, virtually anything can be globally published, yet it remains hidden because of the missing media coverage.


Audio CD. One track. 22 minutes.
2013

One Way Ticket

OWT blog
OWT blog

One Way Ticket, or OWT is a project that started as as study of using a blog as a media for fictional work. Over the time the project transformed from blog posts into a collection of loosely connected irrational pieces of poetry to the point where in the end the author of the texts becomes unclear.

The transformation can be seen as a development of a condition, as well as a critic to the nature of Internet where amount of content is increasing and simultaneously the relation between elements becomes invisible.

Some content of the OWT-blog was later used in the book “Aphorisms from the edge of the walk-in closet”.


Digital Internet Media
2011-2015

Bliss with a cow

Bliss with a cow
Bliss with a cow

Bliss with a cow is an oil painting, that shows a background familiar to millions of Windows XP users around the world.

The work is examining the difference with analog and digital, as well as reminding us how the changes in technology can make us to forget something, that was part of our daily lives for years.


Oil on Canvas 70 x 50 cm
2011