Merja Hannikainen ja Vappu Jalonen (2012)

Studio – a moment between body and clothes

On two weekends in February, photographer Merja Hannikainen (b.1982) and artist Vappu Jalonen (b.1979) set up a studio in the Museum’s Process space. More than 40 participants designed and constructed temporary clothes for themselves out of a pile of fabrics, and were then photographed. This designing and dressing gave them a chance to express a fantasy, a role, or a part of their identity not often seen in everyday life. Because the clothes were not readymade, they may also have left room for different corporealities. “It was important to us that less visible bodies were also on display in the project: queers, people with disabilities, fat people, and not just young people. In the shoots we also wanted to provide an unrestricted opportunity for expressing masculinity or femininity, regardless of gender.”

The exhibition takes the form of a projection.

Exhibition partners:  Cultural accessibility project Utopia Helsinki, www.utopiahelsinki.wordpress.com and supporters Angel Films and Color-Kolmio.

http://studiotemporaryclothes.tumblr.com/

Events: Meet the artists, Thursday 23.8 at 18:00. Free entrance.

The Finnish Museum of Photography
Process Space, 1st floor

The Cable Factory, The Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki

1.6.–26.8.2012
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