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Miha Knific | 2.10–1.11.2002


The exhibition consisted of photographs showing everyday moments. Although they mostly look like usual family album photos, through their conceptual essence they stand for more than just a documentation or an aesthetic position.

The photographs made with a pocket camera talk just about what they record – life. They talk about cruel as well as joyful moments and show intimate well as public sphere.
The common thing of all his photographs is the perspective of the observer, he or she will feel their own presence in the image.

Miha Knific is based in Ljublana, Slovenia.


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Peter Djelân | 5.7–28.7.2002

An installation by Peter Djelân at Platform in collaboration with Peter Rosvik, Hannah Kaihovirta-Rosvik, Maria Nordbäck, Timo Saarelma and Fia Antus.


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International performance festival that took place in the City Art Hall of Vaasa.

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Per Hüttner | 27.3–28.4.2002

As a four year old Per Hüttner and his family had a car accident. His father was badly injured and died inhospital a few weeks later. Hüttner was brought up by his single

mother with his older sister.

During most of his grown-up life Hüttner has ignored the fact that this event and growing up without a father has affected him and his development as a person. Almost to the day 30 years after the fatal accident the artist produced a triptych video entitled ‘Who’s your Daddy? The video was the start for Hüttner’s artistic and emotional investigations into the effects of the tragic event and a life without a father. The current exhibition is clearly a product of these investigations.

In the centre of the space Hüttner has created an enormous clay phallus, which rises from floor to ceiling. For the opening it looked potent, shiny and impressive. As the exhibition progressed the clay dried, withered and eventually dropped off.

Hüttner also showed the above mentioned video triptych ‘Who’s your Daddy? In the first video a body-builder ‘substitutes’ the father figure repeatedly and in slow-motion lovingly tosses the smiling artist up in the air. In the second video Hüttner is held by one arm and one leg as the same man spins him around repeatedly. At the end of the short seque

nce the ‘father’ loses control, drops him and exits the image frame and Hüttner is abandoned, left alone on the ground.

In the last of the three videos we see the artist in a more embarrassing situation. We see him with his pants pulled down as he is receiving a spanking by the same muscular man as in the two other videos. The ambiguityof the videos raise issues about sexual identity, but also about punishment and how we are clearly coloured by the domestic situation that we are brought up in – and then particularly in our relationships to our parents.

Per Hüttner is a swedish artist based in Paris.


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Nigerian Girls

Josep Maria Martin | 23.2–22.3.2002

By Josep Maria Martin + Linnea Ekstrand, Lotta Eriksson, Eva Hertzberg, Marko Hynynen, Sanna Jokiaho, Timo Konttinen, Jessica Lindholm, Anna-Kaisa Lukka, Tiina Pitkäjärvi, Jimmy Pulli, Niina Rintala, Markku Ruotsalainen, Henna Sjöberg, Johanna Torkkola & Tuuli Tuikka

Platform was transformed to a livingroom – the wallpaper consisted of cartoons showing information for prostitutes how to avoid getting diseases. The opening was a roleplay, a prostitute form Nigeria is leaving, going back home, and a going away party was arranged for her. In the other room a video was shown of french students doing role plays of being prostitutes.

I´m from Nigeria.

I´m 20 years old. I´ve been a prostitute since I was 17. Many bad things have happened to me, but I´m still alive. I´m not stupid. I have dreams.

I believe in life, I think about the future and smile. Every day is a gift to me. I believe. Everything is going to be ok.

I´m a strong woman. Someday my dreams will come true.


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