Seeing Through

Marjatta Oja

‘Seeing Through’ consists of a video projection, a mirror and a hanging membrane with an image on it. In the video, projected onto the mirror, a person leans forward as if looking at her image in a mirror. From the mirror, the video passes on to the wall, with the intervening membrane which casts a shadow on the picture, as if putting a mask on the person’s face. ‘Seeing Through’ involves the transmission of an image from one place to another. The themes of the work are emotional identification, horror and empathy.

Production Year
2006
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Läpinäkymä
Finnish Title
Läpinäkymä
English Title
Seeing Through
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Marjatta Oja (Author)
Press Photos
Marjatta Oja lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in Free Art School in Helsinki, Accademia di Belle Arte in Milan and in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, where she completed her doctoral studies in 2011. Oja uses different media, mainly photographs, videos and objects. She aims to infuse image with depth, liveliness and three-dimensionality into “situational sculptures”. The works of Oja have been presented in exhibitions and events since the late 1980s in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the USA.