• Rita Jokiranta, Without Them We Love
  • Rita Jokiranta, Without Them We Love
  • Rita Jokiranta, Without Them We Love

Rita Jokiranta

Without Them We Love

10.2.-5.3.2023

Rita Jokiranta
Without Them We Love
10.2.-5.3.2023

The multichannel video installation Without Them We Love is a visual poem that has a starting point in the artist’s personal feelings of loss, grief and longing, but it also considers the question about how we can live without them we love. In an unbearably beautiful landscape, how to continue without the joy of sharing the experience. Somewhere comforting pieces of hope slowly start growing; a new beginning.

The work was filmed in a small French village during two gray winters of the pandemic. In the center of the installation is a flooding river that is pictured from day to day, in variable weather and light conditions and time of the day. In the smaller projections you can see reflexions and close-ups of the water’s surface as well as wintry plants and other details. An interpretation – if needed – is left to the viewers who can mirror their feelings and thoughts in the flow of images.

The duration of the work is 15:55 min and the projections comprise an entity. A soundscape accompanies the images and Nocturne No. 11 in F! minor, Op. 104/1 (1913) by the French composer Gabriel Fauré, performed by Chris Breemer (www.pianosociety.com) is included in the sound track.

Rita Jokiranta is a visual artist who mainly works with moving images and photography. In recent years, she has mostly focused on experimental multichannel-video installations and large-scale outdoor projections. Her art frequently explores the dynamic between image, event and interpretation, other subjects have been migration, climate crisis and seascapes. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows in Finland, widely elsewhere in Europe and the U.S. and Canada.

Thanks
Åland Culture Delegation and The Foundation Grez-sur-Loing

The technical solutions of the exhibition are provided by Jorma Saarikko/Pro AV Art Oy.

Contact
Rita Jokiranta
ritajokiranta(a)gmail.com
+358 400 722 669
www.ritajokiranta.com
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