28.2.–23.3.2014, Alisa Javits, Inside Yard

Yrjönkatu 8–10 (courtyard), 00120 Helsinki, Finland, +358 9 612 33 44, www.hippolyte.fi Open: Tue–Fri 12–17, Sat–Sun 12–16

Inside Yard

Inside Yard is a video and photographic installation that explores the relationship between moving image and photography and the ways they convey experiences.

Inside Yard is a metaphor of an unknown person. It is an imaginary look into a human being from the inside, into the world that hides behind the visible surface. The individual is like a courtyard, outsiders only see its closed façade. The inhabitant is on the other side, safe and happy in his or her own world, on the one hand, but also feeling anxious and longing to escape the isolation, on the other.

Born in 1984 in St Petersburg, Alisa Javits has a Master’s degree in photography from Aalto University (2013) and an MA in visual culture from the University of Stockholm (2009). Apart from photography and visual culture, Javits’s background also includes painting and art history. In spring 2014, Javits began postgraduate studies in the Department of Film at Aalto University. In addition to her artistic practice, Alisa also works as a freelance photographer and videographer.

The exhibition is generously supported by AVEK, the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture.


Alisa Javits, from series Inside Yard, 2013