Broken Holiday (Off season - broken dreams)
Broken Holiday tells the story of Mediterranean holiday resorts when they are asleep and put into a seasonal waiting mode. It also tells a story about us, travelers and tourists. The themes of memory, expectations, and habits play a key role in my work as I also reflect on my own childhood holidays spent at the same kind of locations. The series raises up questions about the concept of tourism and traveling in general. Are we always traveling to see new places or more on the mental stage to get ourselves out of something? Are we actually buying escapism as a consumer product? Are we doing this based on our needs or working on the habit in autopilot mode?
Pigment prints on aluminum, 40x50 cm
Pigment prints on matte aluminum frames, 70 x 100 cm
Korjaamo Aulagalleria, Culture Factory, Helsinki, 29.5. - 4.8.2019
VS Gallery, Fiskars, 12.8. - 3.10.2019
SPACE PLACE, Nizhny Tagil, Russia 13.9.-27.9.2019
B-Galleria, Turku, 8.-26.7.2020
Galleria 5, Oulu, 16.9.- 4.10.2020
Check the article about the series by Helsingin Sanomat here.