Erkka Nissinen's videos in the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands
The selection includes the following works:
The Social Construction of Reality (2005, 16:36)
This tutorial preaches on sociological themes and brings forward non-visible structures of our social interactions. A man with a mustache and black curly hair lectures on the processes through which we integrate into society.
Vantaa (2008, 11:50)
A musical journey. Arnold Schönberg is looking for his yoghurt – Karlheinz Stockhausen might have something to do with it.
Rigid Regime (2012, 13:17)
An armless outsider observer arrives by helicopter to inspire the local community.
Material Conditions (2014, 15:29)
Three men are trying to change the material conditions by social action. The lead characters of this absurdist slapstick musical are on a quest to find their inner spaces.
What Is Community? (2016, 12:57)
In the animation Erkka Nissinen draws himself into an imaginary community and explores the boundaries of its existence.
Erkka Nissinen has studied in The Slade School of Fine Art in London and gained MFA degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland in 2001. His works have been exhibited internationally, for example in Ellen de Bruijne Project Space in Amsterdam, Smart Projects Space in Amsterdam, Helsinki Art Museum’s Kluuvi Gallery and 1646 in Den Haag. During 2011 Rotterdam Art Fair Nissinen won the acclaimed Illy Prize. In 2013, he was awarded with the AVEK Prize for media art. Nissinen represented Finland with Nathaniel Mellors at the Venice Biennale 2017.
Video Video: Erkka Nissinen, February 4–17 2019, The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands
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