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Out of Sight
by Ville Kumpulainen 

 

 Out of Sight
by Ville Kumpulainen 

 

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Unstable relation with the past forces me to the state of deconstruction and rewriting the old archive materials. Through my images I grow roots deep into the hidden memories as well as the unconscious – Making visible what has been out of sight.

Maurice Blanchot says ” That the break is a necessary for every discussion and that the totality of the words construct and enable the future”. My photographs fill the breaks between past and the present. I attempt to create a dialogue with the lost time and between generations in order to work against my experience of discontinuity. I´m searching separate single images like words to create sentences where the images form a conversation.

My memory should be filled with sensations of presence but instead there is empty spaces, lack of touching and absence. I try to compensate those missing elements by dealing with the haptic dimensions of the photographs. My wounded essence takes a pictorial form of disturbances and interruptions. When searching a expression for those often volatile feelings and impressions a logic of metaphor comes into play.