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Erica
Kovanen

Finland, 1982

A room of one´s own

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Aalto School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Media
Photography

“A room of one’s own II” reflects ideas of subjective existence, which always blends personal history with the current moment. Self-portraits search for their maker’s innermost being: ”what do I look like and what do I feel”. At the same time, I expand my self-portraits by inviting my siblings and other family members to appear in the pictures.

The recurrent motifs in the photographs are a lonely figure, water and family. The pictures were taken in the artist’s own home as well as on trips to France Poland, and South Korea. In some of them the artist poses by herself, in others together with family members. Pictures of the artist alone in an empty, alien place are juxtaposed with pictures of the family’s children in their childhood home.

erica (at) ericakovanen (dot) com
+358503866121

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