Sammelsurium is an installation and series of art works which explore the district of Vuosaari in the east of Helsinki. During the process we examined the architecture – also of the very ordinary kind – and it´s hidden details and processed them into classical wallpapers, pillows and a giant mobile.
Souvenirs -space is dedicated to imaginary souvenirs from an imaginary tourist spot. By turning details and anecdotes into products, we want to highlight how our perceptions are formed: do we value an area higher when it´s represented through different products? When developing the products, like the giant souvenir pennant, we freely mixed our own perceptions, imaginary stories and true facts.
This site specific exhibition concept can be realised in any other district or a city.
The exhibition is open until 27th of January 2018.
The exhibition is produced by Vuotalo and the artistic work is supported by Koneen Säätiö.
Photos: Hanna Råst.