Verbranntes Land

January 1, 1970

The passage of time wipes out electromagnetic data flows on VHS tape: this gradual decay is a painful reminder of my own inevitable ageing. I am no longer able to remember names, places and numbers as well as I once did. The piece is a metaphor for memory processes: a seven-minute brain scan. The no-budget music promo clip commissioned by the Finnish band Kiila is based on an instructional videotape. (MT / translation: Silja Kudel)

Selected exhibitions:

  • Blackout, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland 2015–2016
  • Aikakoneita – Time Machines, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, 2013
  • Tomorrow’s New Dawn, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA, 2013
  • On The Spot #4, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2008
  • Lost and Found, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, 2006
  • Human Engineering, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, 2005