What Love Weighs
I have never understood the twisted and complicated relationship my father had with his mother, my grandmother. I started to photograph them together to get more close to what was underneath their relationship. Reflecting my photographs I started to pay attention to my own relationship with my parents. This brought me to start a broader autobiographical project, a further examination of family relationships. With small fragments, like window views to a home, I am narrating a complexity of family relationships by photographing my own family. A story layered with refugeeism, dispersion and cultural clash nonetheless highlights universal characteristics of the love and strife between family members, which have often their irrational and absurd character.
What Love Weighs (2011 – ongoing)
an installation with light boxes
Special thanks to
my family who let me photograph them.
This project has been supported by the
Finnish Cultural Foundation.