The work ‘North State’ is one of the outcomes of my observations of everyday regarding manifestations of nationalism and racism. It is an installation of a collection of commercial products from Finland, mainly food and beverages, which either visually or verbally manifest a form of collective identity, most often that of Finnishess. Some of them are sophisticated and hidden, others aggressively and obviously nationalistic and/or racist. Aim in the work was to show the volume of nationalist signs in everyday life that we have perhaps become so used to that we do not even recognize.
Link to review by Silvia Hosseini in Mustekala.info (in Finnish only)