• Tuukka Haapakorpi
  • Kaarlo Stauffer
  • Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer, Tuukka Haapakorpi

Pics or it didn’t happen.

Jätkä 1 3.10.-18.10.2015

Tuukka Haapakorpi & Kaarlo Stauffer:
Pics or it didn’t happen
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari – Jätkä 1

Pics or it didn’t happen.

Stauffer and Haapakorpi’s joint exhibition focuses on friends as well as social circles and events within them. The works by the two artists build thematic and spatial perspectives on the actual themes which are identity and different categories of being seen. The exhibition explores the private and the collective, the nooks and crannies of one’s social body that becomes visible through friendship. The exhibition is based on the dialogue between Stauffer’s photograph-based drawings and Haapakorpi’s photographs as well as videos filmed with a camera phone.

Stauffer’s works are dominated by seeming randomness and choice. A social act that has occurred during the taking of a photo has been reinterpreted in a drawing. Sometimes the interaction may have appeared right from the beginning as a promise of a new motif, while other times there have been shots with motifs that fall outside the scope of the artistic interests.

A camera phone as a piece of technology available to almost everyone to produce, file and publish photographs is the starting point for Haapakorpi’s videos. As an individual can always have their cellphone with them, the moments recorded with its camera form an archive and looking at its contents brings up questions about memory, about the significance of the recorded situations and their relationship to remembering and to the event of looking at them again.