PORTFOLIO

MILLA TOUKKARI


Contemporary printmaker
based in Helsinki, Finland

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How can I depict all that is not complete, clear, direct, unambiguous? How does one depict past experiences and memories? The gaze of the archivist layers the history, and my photos transmit moments from my life. I suppose that is all I can say. Nonetheless, if I would say more, I would tell that Etäisyydet (Distances) are attempts to remember and understand in a way that does not exclude alternative readings for understanding and remembering; the alternative history.

Publish! exhibition description at Kuva/Tila gallery, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, 2014



Distances (Etäisyydet) is a three-part book piece consisting of custom made archival folders, enclosed with pigment printed collages on newsprint paper. These each are accompanied by an equivavalent photo index and an autobiographical text in prose form.

The three parts and their texts are titled Haydn, Ykskoivu and Raukea, yksin (Languid, alone).

The large collages in parts 2: Ykskoivu and 3: Raukea, yksin, were published in the magazine Kulttuurivihkot, issue 1/2015.

Pigment printing on newsprint paper, letterpress with folio on cardboard, bookcloth, staples, suede, glue. Each folder c. 25X25X1cm.