I have survived my road trip in Finland! I wish to feature some of the prettiest and most disturbing parts into two, three, or more, posts during the following weeks.
I shall probably also make a post about not so goth-y but still cool things about Finland, so bare with me even if I camouflage myself as a travel blogger! ;)
I already allowed one creepy little girl make a quick cameo role in a previous post but she won't be the star of this one. Like a slave I shall obey the idea of time and feature in the chronological order the first amazing artwork I encountered on my trip.
As mentioned in another previous post, I went to a road trip in Finland and among other things, reached the most northern place I have been (so far). I represented 50% of our little team of travelers but this time the saying "the more the merrier" did not ring truth. We two goth-y creatures were quite excited and content in our little vehicle and were unanimous about what should we do during our vacation.
Our first stop was the municipality of Mänttä-Vilppula, where is situated a grand art museum: the Serlachius Museums' Gösta museum. There were several exhibitions, but the one called "Touching from a Distance" stole our hearts.
Inside a huge exhibition room was a whole house. A really creepy, ominous house.
Roger Ballen. The house is a real house from the woods of the municipality Mänttä-Vilppula. The installation is from 2014 and the title is Resurrected.
Alas, at some parts the house was just too dimly lit to take decent photos (no flash allowed!) so I'll just have to describe some of the content.
First of all, one could walk around in the house and it was really great! Outside there was a screen with live security camera footage so basically other viewers of the exhibition became a part of the artwork themselves. There were also some pretty disturbing heads hanging on the wall.
I hope you enjoyed this tour around the creepy house with me! I have to confess I was almost delirious while roaming around the place. Stay tuned for other marvelous and spine-tingling art from Finland.
Next up: The creepy little girl from Oulu!