DEPARTING SHADOW, 2020
16mm Film, HD, 16′
Returning thoughts form a mould, the appearance of a previous echos within and out of the image. Gaze towards drawn outlines, the outlines of oneself merge into a given space. An image of shifting connections, the rhythm and movement of contemplation. A conversation between one or two. In the core of Departing Shadow is the performance by Artist Keiko Yamamoto, which is rooted in the dialogue and interaction between Pelkki and Yamamoto. Departing Shadow examines the borders of skin, in the meeting point of a space and the photographic image.
SHEET NO4, 2018
16mm Film / HD, 12′
Sheet No4 examines the outlines and borders of a photograph -and a human being. How to look, how to see, how to move. Using repetition and reinterpretation to both construct and deconstruct the image and its boundaries. A Conflict between outlines and content. One of the starting points of the work was the dialogue between Pelkki and the four multidisciplinary artists, whom she invited to collaborate; Emma Hammarén, Magnús Logi Kristinsson, Johan Jonason and Keiko Yamamoto. The interaction and diverse interpretations embodied in those exchanges becomes the core of Sheet No4. The name of the work refers to a contact sheet, a proposal for a photograph, where all the options are there with possible re-framing and remarks.
Excerpt of Sheet No4 / Vimeo link
16mm Film / HD, 07:23
The work examines the length of a thought, the length of a moment. Through repetition and rhythm, the piece builds a sense of a narrative, distance and closeness at the same time. We are looking at a figure in an urban landscape, soon to be dislocated. The Gaze abandons and re-draws the images. Perception grapples with distances; between the figure and its landscape, between the viewer and the piece itself.
Excerpt of Length / Vimeo link
A REPLACEMENT, 2013
HD Video, 06:45
A Replacement depicts a room with a window. A room that sets itself between a space and a photographic image. Consisting of different elements and objects that reflect and communicate on one another. Foreground and background merge and shift into each other.
Excerpt of A Replacement / Vimeo link
SCREEN TEST (FOR A LIVING SCULPTURE), 2012
In collaboration with Jani Ruscica
16mm film transferred to HD, 01:00, loop
Stasis breaks into movement in a subtle study on form, duration and the performative act.
Screen Test (For a Living Sculpture) / Vimeo link
Commissioned by MoMA PS1 & Creative Time for MTV’s Art Breaks
16mm Film/HD, 07:00
Embarkation is a film that is framed like a photograph. Starting from details on the ground, through movement of repetition it builds up into a single image, like a photograph that unveils the countless images it holds inside. With simultaneous presence and absence, the work explores the relationship between still and moving image. Excerpt of Embarkation / Vimeo link
Previews of works/AV-arkki