With Love from Finland
Inter, Finnish Embassy in London 2004
Installation consisting of postcards, arrangement of objects, and 35 minutes’ audio piece.
The exhibition ’With Love from Finland’ is dealing with promotion of Finnishness. This is one of the tasks of the Embassy of Finland in London. In the exhibition the voice is given to those, who usually are thought about the country and its culture. In the project I interviewed people living in London of various nationalities, who are married to a Finnish person. I asked them about their personal views, experiences and observations of Finland and to evaluate this in comparison to how the country is officially promoted.
In the exhibition are free postcards that look as if from Finland, but are of scenery found and photographed in London. In the glass vitrine are objects that the interviewees have brought along from Finland. The audio piece is parts of the interviews edited together thematically.