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Päivi Hintsanen


Studio Mustanapa
Kairatie 3, Rovaniemi, Finland

Tuesday-Thursday at 12-18
Friday at 11-17
Saturday at 12-16

In Verba video poem trilogy, I collected thoughts and feelings from people from all over the world, and interpreted them as visual poems. The poems are based on the rhythm of individual words and sentences mixed with abstract imagery. The first part of the trilogy, The Undertakings (2011), is based on votive offerings to a higher force (for example: if I survive this, I promise to..."). Between the years 2000-2002, I collected over 400 promises in my project Ex votos, I sorted the replies, dismantled them and then reorganized them. 

I used the same method to create the two subsequent parts of the trilogy which are based on stories, sentences and individual words collected during 2014 using online questionaries and email. In Between is about remembering and memories and Sechnsucht is about the theme of longing. 

More information: paivi.hintsanen(at)

The Opening 1.4.2016 at 18 pm. Welcome!