What Love Weighs

 
 
 
Dinner Time (2011) Transparency mounted on light box, 90 x 90 cm.

Dinner Time (2011)
Transparency mounted on light box, 90 x 90 cm.

 

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. 

 
The Pillar (2011) Transparency mounted on light box, 90 x 90 cm.

The Pillar (2011)
Transparency mounted on light box, 90 x 90 cm.

 
Shadow (2013) Transparency mounted on light box, 110 x 110 cm.

Shadow (2013)
Transparency mounted on light box, 110 x 110 cm.

The Mask (2011) Transparency mounted on light box, 70 x 70 cm.

The Mask (2011)
Transparency mounted on light box, 70 x 70 cm.

 
Balance (2013) Transparency mounted on light box, 70 x 70 cm.

Balance (2013)
Transparency mounted on light box, 70 x 70 cm.

 
Needles of Love, 2015 The Finnish Museum of Photography

Needles of Love, 2015
The Finnish Museum of Photography

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.