The exhibition Sincerely Mine is a part of a project called Cultural Sustainability and Photography Workshop. The aim of the exhibition was to gain the understanding of the values, heritage, and memories that artists want to foster and pass on to others and next generations. Environmental issues are also an important part of sustainability – how our living environments will change and have changed by human impact.
Peitong Cheng’s art work inspired by traditional Chinese paper sculpture and flows of memories.
Thóranna Björnsdóttir recorded women’s’ stories told in her kitchen and photographed women’s hands on their coffee cups. Kitchen forms an interesting social space for our every-day stories and personal histories.
Photographs by: Emilia Haukka
© Emilia Haukka
The workshop was organized in collaboration between University of Lapland, Iceland Academy of the Arts and Cirrus – Nordic and Baltic Network of Art and Design Education. The workshop took place in Reykjavik, Iceland and Rovaniemi, Finland. At the heart of the workshop laid the questions of cultural, social and environmental sustainability. The participants of the workshop came from Nordic and Baltic countries.
The exhibition consists of the personal photographs, narratives and memories that artists attach on their significant childhood places. Based on the old photographs and memories, artists produced new pictures and re-constructed their lived pasts. Here are the examples of the emotional looking on childhood home in Rósa Gísladóttir’s pictures, and mother-daughter relationship on Ása Hlin Svavarsdóttir’s photographs. My pictures are related on the lost connection with a childhood friend.
© Rósa Gísladóttir
© Ása Hlin Svavarsdóttir
2011 Article of the year, Naistutkimus/Kvinnoforskning, Finnish Journal of Women Studies: Mari Mäkiranta: “Repetitive acts and radical intimacy – Self-portrait photography art and the possibilities of resistance”. The choice was made by Emerita Professor Ulla Vuorela, University of Tampere, Finland