Löyly, 2009

In the finnish language, the word Löyly describes the raising of a healthy smoke resulting from the transformation of matter (water -> steam), allegoric of the mutation of gender. The series displays unvegetated landscapes, where everything looks asphyxiated by an environment troubled in its ecosystem, since the beginning of the nuclear age. Haze, blur and smoke stand for the rhethoric of the gender trouble, embodied by portraits of transgendered, or perhaps genderless characters. These opaque atmospheres point out to dissolved identities, transitioning bodies and the indeterminacy of identity, in a collapsing post-modern world in which the sense of things is decaying, under a fluffy layer of disenchantment.

These images are accompanied by an original sound piece by Sir Alice.

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