Anni Porrasmäki (b. 1992) is a visual artist based in Helsinki and Berlin, working with photographs, video installations and text, mixing documentary, photographic, and cinematic methods. She's working on long-term projects examining chosen themes while parallelly documenting and collecting visual material. Individual images, texts and videos, which at first seemingly have nothing in common, manifest into video format. There are no longer clear boundaries between personal and fictional, cinematic and dreamed, feared and lived. The aesthetics of illness, thematics of memory, alienation, the politics of pain, grief of time, and absurd life itself are recurring themes in her works.
This spring, she's graduating as a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography in Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences. Earlier studies contains contemporary dance and journalism.
Exhibited at Taidehalli’s Video Screenings 13.5. at 5 pm & 17.5. at 6 pm
They should listen more carefully
They should listen more carefully is a poetic video essay that reflects on the loss of control, disappearing, empathy, and aesthetics of illness. It follows two people facing a new sudden reality together and trying to adapt to it. The video documents the time after the young photographer fell ill with cancer, moving towards an uncertain and unknown future. No one knows what will happen to you, the doctor said.
Artist’s portrait - Patrik Rastenberger
Artwork image - They Shoul Listen More Carefully, 2023, video, Anni Porrasmäki