Many of my works are connected to the problems of memory. They look at recollection and the dynamics between the past and the now from various viewpoints. I deal with the questions within my works and their relationship to the surrounding world by combining archive materials, found objects and my own photographs in different ways. I never limit myself to one media, but search for and if necessary learn a new technique that fits my chosen subject.
Above all I combine the elements I choose into installations. I build spaces, where I try to move around in time and space. The works in my exhibition can often be enjoyed as separate experiences, but mostly they form one installation-like piece. At Hippolyte Studio I will build an installation consisting of photographs, through which I create a new, suggested space within the exhibition space.
– Johanna Väisänen
Johanna Väisänen (b. 1972, Pyhäselkä, Finland) lives and works in Kuopio. Väisänen uses a wide variety of different media in her works, including video, photography, sound, drawing and painting. She has held solo exhibitions since 2002 and taken part in group exhibitions in Finland and abroad.
24 April –17 May 2015
Yrjönkatu 8–10 courtyard, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 612 33 44, www.hippolyte.fi
Tue–Fri 12–17, Sat–Sun 12–16
Closed 30 April – 1 May 2015 & 14 May 2015