Moving Portraits | EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art is one of the biggest museums in Finland.

Moving Portraits

06.06.2007 to 26.08.2007

In summer EMMA's media galleries will feature the work of strong femal media artists, Salla Tykkä, A K Dolven and Eija-Liisa Ahtila.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Hour of Prayer, 2005

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Hour of Prayer, 2005. 14min 12sec

THE HOUR OF PRAYER is a short tale about attachment and death, based on the artist’s own life. Th roughthe events surrounding the death of a dog, it tells the story of death entering a house and of the process of dealing with grief. These events begin in New York during a winter storm in January and end eleven months later in Benin, West Africa.

Salla Tykkä: Lasso, 2000


Salla Tykkä: Lasso,2000.

Salla Tykkä: Lasso, 2000. 3min 48 s

Lasso is the first part of the Cave trilogy(2003). The parts of the trilogy follow three moments in a young girl's life as she develops from child to adult and her relationship with the opposite sex. Lasso depicts passion, infatuation, distance and empathy.

A K Dolven

A K Dolven: Snøflekker, 2005-2006.between the morning and the handbag, 2002.
4 min13 sek

4 min at 2 am 22 of July 2003, 2004. 4 min

Survivors at the lake, 2005-2006. 1 min 43 sek.

A(nne) K(atrine) Dolven, who divides her time between London and Lofoot, is one of Norway's best-known female artists, whose production includes paintings, films and video works. Dolven's works may be seen as still lifes giving an elegian interpretation of the passing of time.