HANNA HAASLAHTIworks

Habitus, 2014
Computer aided installation

Hanna Haaslahti´s new moving image works and interactive installations explore how our everyday environment is divided into two parallel realities. We live in a world where digital, artificial reality dominates and where in many ways man is becoming virtual. Haaslahti´s works seek to discern the touchpoint between these two worlds and man´s place in it. Her works are strongly narrative: they deal with private, but at the same time common issues.

Habitus (2014) was inspired by the ancient way the Selk´nam tribe used geometric body paintings to communicate with each other. In Haaslahti´s work, these images are projected onto viewers and transferred interactively from one viewer to another. Her work This is where the magic happens (2017) comprises images of people´s homes found on the internet that because of gaming or some other immersion into the digital world have been transformed into uncontrollable media hubs.

The interactive work Obey (2017) tells about how digital reality has become spontaneous. We are unable to fully control it. Her work Dirty (2017 depicts actors wearing motion capture suits. Only the dots on the suits move in the image, the bodies and persons have vanished. The Zombie Walk (2017) installation is a documentary of an event held in 2014 in Helsinki, where a group of people dressed up as zombies and walked through the city following a predetermined route.

Haaslahti creates a multidimensional image of our electronic reality and its fragmented world view. Her works capture both physically and emotionally.

Rauli Heino

Hanna Haaslahti (s. 1969) is a media artist who received her master´s degree from the Medialab at the School of Arts Design and Architecture in 2001. She received the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture´s annual AVEK Award in 2005. In 2015, the Royal British Society of Sculptors presented her with the Sculpture Shock Award, which included a residency and exhibition in Chiswick House and Garden in London.

 
  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_HABITUS2014_2017

    Habitus, 2014
    computer aided installation
    edition 3 + 2 AP

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_HABITUS_2014

    Habitus, 2014
    2 x pigment ink print
    63 x 44 cm, 45 x 61 cm

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_DIRTY_2017

    Dirty, 2017
    HD video
    4'30'', loop
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_DIRTY_2017_STILL

    Dirty, still image, 2017
    HD video
    4'30'', loop
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_OBEY_2017

    Obey, 2017
    computer aided installation
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_THIS_IS_WHWHERE_THE_MACIG_HAPPENS_2017

    This is where the magic happens, 2017
    HD video
    22'30'', loop
    edition 3 + 2 AP

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_THIS_IS_WHERE_THE_MACIG_HAPPENS_2017_STILL

    This is where the magic happens, still image, 2017
    HD video
    22'30'', loop
    edition 3 + 2 AP

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_ZOMBIE_WALK_2017

    Zombie Walk, 2017
    computer aided video installation
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_ZOMBIE_WALK_2017_STILL

    Zombie Walk, still image, 2017
    computer aided video installation
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_YLEISKUVA_2017


    installation view

  • haaslahti/2017/HANNA_HAASLAHTI_YLESIKUVA_2017_1

    , 2017
    installation view

 
 
 
 
 
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