Liisa Lounila

  August –
September 2007

Image by Liisa Lounila from the exhibition at Gallery of Photography Ireland, August 15 – September 19 2007.

The Gallery of Photography is delighted to announce the Irish premiere of work by Finnish artist Liisa Lounila.

Lounila is one of the up and coming stars of the international art scene. Her intriguing projected time-slice works, seen at Venice and Istanbul Biennials, are fascinating explorations of the space between still and moving images.

Using methods normally associated with blockbuster action movies, Liisa Lounila has created a set of digital projections from a series of time-slice images. Each sequence represents a single moment, captured from an array of perspectives.

Image by Liisa Lounila from the exhibition at Gallery of Photography Ireland, August 15 - September 19 2007.

Image by Liisa Lounila from the exhibition at Gallery of Photography Ireland, August 15 – September 19 2007.

The projections jerkily snake the observer through crowds of twenty-somethings. These cool young sophisticates are caught in the frivolous acts of drinking, flirting and naturally, popcorn throwing. Set to electro-goth-ambient-electronica soundtracks, the projections are energetic, ethereal, provocative – and extremely entertaining.

Image by Liisa Lounila from the exhibition at Gallery of Photography Ireland, August 15 - September 19 2007.

Image by Liisa Lounila from the exhibition at Gallery of Photography Ireland, August 15 – September 19 2007.

A number of rolling text LED belt buckles and a series of lenticular light box prints complement the projections.

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Exhibition supported by the Arts Council, Nokia Nseries, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, and the Finnish Embassy in Ireland.

Curated for the Gallery of Photography by Ros Kavanagh

For further information about Liisa Lounila’s work, please visit: www.scenemissing.net