Maanantai Collective:

Nine Nameless Mountains

Maanantai Kollektiivi: Nine Nameless Mountains, Canning the Mist

Maanantai Collective:

Nine Nameless Mountains

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space

24.5.–1.9.2013
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Nine Nameless Mountains, a work about a trip to the north, is a playful reinterpretation of the road trip genre of photography. It is a poetic and absurd study that uses geographical observations to explore distance and scale, whilst being a celebration of friendship, photography and chance.

In August 2012, we travelled together to the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, where the Nine Nameless Mountains became our story: we wanted to explore and undermine the mythical position of the author in art and to find new approaches to our photographic expression.

Our trip to the Lofoten Islands meant a successful rejection of the idea of artistic creation being an individual effort. Instead, we relied on cooperation and openly sharing ideas. The idea was: if you are bold or stupid enough to lose yourself, you may end up finding something that you did not even think to look for.

Maanantai Collective:

Anne Golaz
Jonna Kina
Tanja Koljonen
Jaana Maijala
Juuso Noronkoski
Mikko Rikala
Maija Savolainen
Anne Yli-Ikkelä

The photography book, Nine Nameless Mountains, will be published on 3 June 2013 by Kehrer Verlag. Nine Nameless Mountains will also be exhibited at the Alt+1000 photography festival in Rossinière, Switzerland, in July 2013.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nine-Nameless-Mountains/194126907401595

Meet the artists: The Night of The Arts, Thursday 22.8. at 18.00–19.00. Free admission.

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space

24.5.–1.9.2013
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