Installation (Glass case 150x90cm, plywood, soil, plants, electronics)
Anatomy of Landscape consists of a large, painting-like landscape image. As the viewer comes closer to the painting, it becomes visible that the image consists of live plants and real soil. Automatic watering-, ventilation-, heating- and lighting system, necessary for sustaining life inside the painting, is visible from the other side of the frame. The lights change according to the daytime from sunrise to sunset.
Terike Haapoja is a visual artist, working and living in Helsinki, Finland. Her work consists of videos, installations and stage projects, characterized by the innovative use of new media and scientific technologies. Haapoja’s work deals with human – non-human relations and the clash of subjective experience of the world with objective knowledge of it.
Haapoja’s work has been show widely in solo –and group exhibitions and festivals both nationally and internationally. Haapoja was awarded with Finnish Art Association’s Dukaatti-prize in 2008, with Finland Festivals’ Young Artist of the year –prize in 2007, and SÄDE – prize in 2010.
Haapoja has a MA degree both from the Theater Academy of Finland (dep. of Performance art and -theory) and from the Academy of Fine Arts in Finland. She is currently working on her artistic reasearch PhD in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.