The Tourist Project

Vappu Rossi

The Tourist Project (2000-) is a continual photo project. The project ironizes the narsistic side of travelling and comments the present snap-shot era. After over ten years, the fruits of the project are now harvested for the first time. The presentation is a combination of web art, media art and installation. The size, lenght and form vary.

Production Year
2011
Duration
00:04:36
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
TURISTI - olinhan siellä minäkin
Finnish Title
TURISTI - olinhan siellä minäkin
English Title
The Tourist Project
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
No
Cast
Vappu Rossi (Author), Vappu Rossi (Director)
Press Photos
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.