From own experience I know that unspeakably sensitive pain makes you quiet and alienated. When there is no words, it becomes difficult to even talk to one’s own and might happen that one becomes two; one becomes stranger to oneself and guilty turns out to be safest place. Also it is possible, that violent and injustified acts grow into acts of order. Every and each one of the available branches are the ones that keep the one above the surface.
”Guilty, My shelter” is experimental project, aiming to return of clearer order. By offering photography, also for others, as a language, to build new narratives, I want to give change for better and bolder stories. Just as much for myself as so many others.
Project, which got first fundings from Finnish Cultural Foundation, is ongoing —on its beginnings, at this point and it lacks still many elements. Aim is on breaking the silence —empowering the victims instead of violent silence. Silence is fools gold and way too heavy burden to be carried alone. I am interested —also as pictures have become more and more important part of our identity— Is it possible for pictures to carry and hold away our memories, thoughts or harmful parts of ourselves? What about carrying ourselves? Let's find out.
Eight years ago, the company had 5000 own employees and 1000 temporary employees working for the Salo site, more than 10% of city inhabitants —newborns and grandmothers included. If one counts in all subcontractors and Nokia dependent businesses, the number becomes even more staggering.
At 2012, Nokia announced the shutting down of Salo factory. Three years later, all business units were closed down due to acquisition of Microsoft. In June 2016, Microsoft announced that it is going to stop mobile phone production in Finland.
What happens when constant struggle and tendency for chaos crashes into obsessive longing for control? A photograph. Then, quickly, reportage assignment from three Michelin Star restaurant grew into personal project.
MASS DECREASE of bees and other pollinators already jeopardizes worlds food production locally. In China, fruit trees are being pollinated by crowds and brushes. In 2013 European Commission, for sake of bees and humans, denied usage of pesticides that contain neonicotinoids.
Honeybees have three enemies: varroa, nosema and humans. We are trying to fight the first two, to have the bees for us, but the bees would probably be happier without any three. It is important to understand: from the bees perspective, we are not kind friends, we are parasites.