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27.11. Exhibition opening: Laura Konttinen @Galerie Pleiku
Posted November 24th, 2012 - 11:16 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
27.11. - 8.12. 2012

Laura Konttinen - Changeling Creeps into the Garden, and Other Memories

Opening / Eröffnung 27.11. 19-21 Uhr Welcome - Willkommen

Every now and then I can hear clanging from the attic. Up there, memories are having a ball. Usually they live in harmony, but sometimes they bicker with each other. Faint images of landscapes and experiences have fluttered in the dark attic of time, leading secret lives. They have shifted their shape, been forgot and broken, grown bitter and multiplied. Now I climb up the narrow stairs and build something new from what has nearly been forgot.

The photo series is a collection of my own memories, which have merged with stories, maybe even appeared from nowhere, or defied the laws of physics. I use staged and built photographs to dissect and disassemble their architecture. Photo albums store the past, but also freeze and simplify recollections. In this project I photograph memories in their later evolutionary phases.

Laura Konttinen (b. 1987) studied Visual Art at the TAMK School of Art and Media in Tampere, Finland, and works with photography, collage and installation. Recently her work has been shown in a solo exhibition in Oulu, Finland, the POLAROID exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography, and at Noorderlicht Photofestival 2011 in Groningen, the Netherlands.
The exhibition has received funding from the Arts Council of Finland and Alfred Kordelin Foundation.

(On Sat, Dec 8, the gallery will be closed at 15.00)

Galerie Pleiku
Eugen-Schönhaar Str 6a
10407 Berlin

Di-Sa 14-19