Amazon rainforests are the Tropical Rainforest - more than any other in the global imaginary. And for much of modern history it has been emblematic of ”nature” in its rawest, most pristine, unadulterated state. Presenting opportunity to experience a paradise on earth. However, anthropologists and archaeologists have begun to paint a more complicated picture of Amazonian forests.
As a place it has many faces and layers of human and non-human history and changes. The region's forested landscapes have been shaped by human populations since hunter-gatherers first arrived in lowland South America. As I walked in the forest with my camera, I tried to capture it as a multi-dimensional presence with many layers of plants, soils, stories, sounds, smells, changes, knowledges and beings coexisting. It felt almost impossible to capture it’s essence.
Coexistence is a collection of subjective thoughts and moments in the forest, combined with scientific knowledge and dreams affected by Amazon forest in a form of essay film.
Full HD video installation 22:44 min, 2018
Red is documentary film about the aftermath of the Soviet Union and the recent events in Europe, from the perspective of the women of one Estonian-Finnish family. There are many hidden shades of red.
Red colored room and video installation 21:45min 2015
Flowing Place is a dreamy elegy, a meditation upon being in the middle of a slow change, and an attempt to deal with the irreversible imprint humanity has made. Everything is connected in the constant flow and movement.
Video 14:59 min 2017
A fear of heights interweaves with a fear of futures, in this video work that shifts between transparent and opaque landscapes. Filmed on Europe's highest mountain Mont Blanc, the video uses the mountain climber as a figure of projected anxieties witnessing the sublime scenery and the melting glaciers.
Full HD video, one and two channel, 6:22 min 2016
Eclipse is collage-like body of work about different ways of knowing. Scientific and indigenous knowledges side by side. The gap between different knowledges marked by long history of colonization.
3:04 min video installation 2016