College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
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Santeri Tuori: The Forest
Curated by Judith Turner-Yamamoto
With support from the Consulate General of Finland
October 1–November 1
Saturday October 13, 7 pm–9 pm
What is the nature of time in the forest, a place that has been and will be? Over five years on the remote 10 KM island of Kökar in the Åland archipelago, Helsinki-based Santeri Tuori set out to explore the infinite in the finite, returning over and over to record in film, sound, and still images the exact same spot.
In the combined photo-video works in The Forest series, photographs and videos are superimposed in densely layered and edited images defined by the sharpness and richness of a photograph and the movement and time of a video. Images taken at different times and in disparate years meld to create a tapestry of time. With the Forest (Tree and Pond) installation, viewers see, sense, and hear the forest environment. The feelings of being in a forest intensify with the movement of the branches and nature’s seasonal transitions Tuori painstakingly documented year round. The accompanying soundscape by Mikko Hynninen invites visitors to be still and attune to the sound of the wind, the attendant movement of branches, and leaves. In this experiential environment, the familiar becomes haunting and strange and more than itself.
Ranked among Finland’s leading contemporary photographers, Tuori exhibits work across the world, including the Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo; MoMA, New York City; Malmö Art Museum, Sweden; Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Denmark; EMMA, Museum of Modern Art, Espoo; Anhava Gallery, Helsinki, and Effearte Gallery, Milan. Collections include KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Frac Haute Normandie, France; The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Malmö Art Museum, Sweden; Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Denmark; EMMA; and Espoo Art Museum, Finland.
Located on the University’s Clifton Campus, the Philip M. Myers Memorial Gallery serves a broad and diverse audience drawn from students, faculty, and staff of the University of Cincinnati as well as from the wider Cincinnati community.