Goodbye Shadowy

Rossi Vappu

A combination of stop-motion animation and time lapse photography, in the pale light of February the viewer sees the shadow of a living and evolving animal mobile. As the light moves, the embryo development of each animal can be seen. Wistful but humorous, the film captures the passage of light during the day, from dusk till dawn.

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Original Title
Hyvästi, varjoinen (installation)
Finnish Title

Hyvästi, varjoinen (installaatio)

English Title

Goodbye Shadowy

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Vappu Rossi (Author)
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Vappu Rossi is a visual artist working in Helsinki, Finland. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and a master's degree from the Academy of Fine Arts. Her work focuses on portraying humanity both in the emotional and temporal scale. The questions of presence and embodiment form another main theme. Rossi’s style is pensive and minimalistic both in humour and colour. Contemplating on change and passing of time as well as visualising slow processes or magical metamorphoses are recurring elements in her works. Her videos and installations are either silent or have an extremely stripped down soundscape. Rossi’s work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals around the world since the late 1990s and her works can be found in many domestic and international collections.