press release

The artist was born in 1962 and now lives in Helsinki. She took part in international exhibitions in the Nordic countries, Great Britain, Spain, Australia etc.

This exhibition presented a videofilm created in 1998. First shown at the biennial of European art "Manifesta 2" in Luxembourg, this work speaks about human behaviour (Paulina Karpiinen, a strip dancer) in the face of a video camera.

"Fanni asserts that she chose Paulina for candid communication by accident - as a human being. (…) The artist sets off to show "a human being as a human being" visually, without interrogating or making her verbalize her unique experience, without looking for a grain of self-consciousness as a witness of uniqueness - not cogito ergo sum, but video ergo sum. To show in this way means to register by accident, without any directing: a videocamera accidentally happens to be placed between the dancer and a friendly spectator." Egle Rindzeviciute & Agne Gintalaite


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Fanni Niemi-Junkola: Paulina Karpinen
Video installation
Kurator: Evaldas Stankevicius