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REALITY IN THE MAKING: VILLE LENKKERI
Ville Lenkkeri

Hatje Cantz, 2006
Hardcover
144 pages
60 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9783775718806

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Before Ville Lenkkeri began studying photography at the celebrated University of Art and Design (TaiK) in Helsinki, he studied film in Prague and also briefly in London. To this day, cinematography and film influence his artistic approach. In an early series titled Movies, the Finnish artist investigated the relationship between cinema and photography by integrating the factor of time. In his latest work Lenkkeri employs a cinematic trick: he photographs settings, such as dioramas in natural history museums or murals in waiting rooms, so that his works move inside the disturbing, unfocused zone between reality and fiction. The presence of a figure, such as a museum guard, for example, heightens the ambivalent character of the photographs.

 

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