Tanja Konstenius: Confirmation

Tallberginkatu 1 G (Kaapelitehdas), 00180 Helsinki
Finnish Museum of Photography
For many Finnish youths, confirmation means the ending ritual to confirmation classes - a rite of passage, which is symbolized in the confirmation picture. Tanja Konstenius' video installation, comprised of portraits in motion, examines how a young person's transition happens in front of the camera: how portraiture becomes a manifesto for change, and how gender roles are performed in a rite of passage.