Eeva Hannula: Kirjoituksen venähdys sammutti minusta pimeän



Edition: 1/1
Year: 2024
Dimensions: 57 x 71 cm (K x L)
Mounted on dibond, photographic collages, pigment print, wax crayon, framed, museum glass

Location: Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (Yrjönkatu 8-10, 00120 Helsinki)

From the exhibition: In the Fugue of Gestures, Forms Arrange Themselves as They Wish
7 June–30 June 2024
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte

In Eeva Hannula’s exhibition In the Fugue of Gestures, Forms Arrange Themselves as They Wish, visitors traverse a collection of photo collages, collage series, and text works. The exhibition explores the magical indefinability of the image and the various forms of visuality.

The photo collages on display in the exhibition are composed of physical collages constructed for the camera, digital images, and combinations of both. They are built from archival materials, self-taken photographs, and the artist’s drawings. Hannula sees the works as hybrids, aiming to deconstruct and rethink traditional image types, meanings, and representations. The focus is often on hands and other body parts and their associative relationship with various objects and traces.

About the artist: Eeva Hannula (b. 1983) is a writing photographic artist based in Helsinki. Her works combine photo collages with visual and written poetry, exploring the boundaries of photography, the connections between text and image, and the transformations of digital and physical traces. In her work, Hannula questions rational logic and examines the interplay between the unconscious elements of the camera, texts, and the artist herself. Her creations emphasise intuition, poetic thinking, and bodily knowledge.

Hannula graduated as a visual artist from Turku Arts Academy in 2012 and earned her master’s degree in photography from Aalto University in 2017. She has also studied aesthetics and literature at the University of Helsinki (BA) and creative writing at the Critical Academy in Jyväskylä. Hannula’s artworks have been featured since 2012 in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Most recently her works were showcased at the Metronom Gallery in Modena, Italy (2024), Gallery Forum Box in Helsinki, Finland (2023), and the Athens Photo Festival at the Benaki Museum in Greece (2022). In 2019, she published the book Amorphous Writings, a book that blends visual and written poetry with images. In 2021, the book was nominated for the international MACK First Book Award.