Marcus Lerviks

"How to visualize a memory? In film scenes we often see blurred double-exposed images that often tend to confuse the viewer more than give the feeling of memory. In this video work, I visualize a special place from my childhood without the use of such standardized effects. The place in question is Söderfjärden, a unique meteorite crater created by a meteorite impact of at least 520 million years ago. Söderfjärden drained in the 1920s and is today a fertile farming area and a paradise for birds. The almost circular Söderfjärd's diameter is today about 6 km. Even though the site is dry, the maritime feeling remains strong with fresh sea breezes and typical coastal settlement. I have only experienced this landscape in stages of seasonal experiences (summer holidays, autumn holidays, sports holidays etc). These stages have then created fragments in my memory that continually offer surprises about how the same place can change with the shifts of the seasons and the weather, assembled in a single memory description, which is not possible in a traditional landscape painting that is bound to a certain time." 

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Marcus Lerviks (Author), Marcus Lerviks (Cinematographer), Marcus Lerviks (Composer), Marcus Lerviks (Director), Marcus Lerviks (Editor), Marcus Lerviks (Producer), Marcus Lerviks (Script), Marcus Lerviks (Sound Design), Etelä-Pohjanmaan Taidetoimikunta (Funder)
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Marcus Lerviks lives and works in Vaasa, Finland. He holds MFAdegree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. His works are typically installations employing video, spatial elements, lights and sound, and they often have a performative dimension. Lerviks has exhibited his works in exhibitions since 1994 in Finland and internationally, including Galleri Maskinen in Umeå, Sweden (2012), Galleri Elverket in Tammisaari, Finland (2009), Vaasa City Art Gallery, Finland (2004, 2006, 2010), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2005), Gallery Sinne in Helsinki (2005), Helsinki Art Museum (2005) and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2004).