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Sini Pelkki: Is All
Sini Pelkki‘s video work Is All (2021) brings together different elements, through which text and image meet as material and gestures.
Sini Pelkki‘s video work Is All (2021) brings together different elements, through which text and image meet as material and gestures. The work reflects on time, its transience and presence, through interpretation, repetition, and the resulting alterations. The texts in the work, read out and to be read, are Emma Hammarén‘s and Mikko Kuorinki‘s variations on Sini Pelkki’s photographic works, that are not named here.
Pelkki in turn varies the texts again in her video piece. The words read aloud by Emma Hammarén first come to the viewer as instructions (do this, watch like this), but their relationship to the flow of the work is not that. Once more, with feeling, the voice says and together with the images words create again new gestures, new variations.
Hands and the things they do repeat in the text and pictures – they are an element often present in Sini Pelkki’s works. Hands, still and in action, emphasize the physicality in the act of viewing and the space created by Pelkki’s images, moving and still. Hands, together with images and thoughts in Pelkki’s work open up, close down and make measure in the bundles formed by images, sound and written text.