Being

Renja Leino:
Yellow Being

:Renja Leino Being is a long term Hasselblad photography project. A subjective documentation about one strainge building. Exhibitions in Finland. Photographs c-prints and videos Yellow Being, 2005 and Being, 2012.

The book Being – Olio was published 2008 by Kustannus TAIDE. www.taidelehti.fi.  ISBN 978-951-608-080-5

Just one shot – essey by Harri Laakso, DA ”…The dome is not transparent or everlasting. It can be punctured, it is a subject that can literally be emptied out. Its folds and wrinkles are halfway between empty and full, between space and surface.”

 

(Introduction text by Renja Leino 2008:)

Being

I was sitting on a bus watching the scenery go by, when suddenly a strange building flashed before my eyes. The next time I passed the same place I was ready to take a better look at the object. The bubble-shaped building was still there but somehow altered.

I gradually got into the habit of seeing how the bubble was doing. It really had a life of its own. I begun to see meanings in the changing light and surfaces. One day it lay flat on the ground. This made me extremery aware of the limits of our time. Also, about the necessity of photographing something when it still is because next moment it might be gone.

The sheer visual pleasure and strange symbolism of the object eventually led me to pull my car and start shooting pictures of it. The snow was particularly intriquing; the changes take place in seconds.

The light itself is stunning, and the constant state of change around us is fascinating. Photography makes all these changes visible – our visual memory is limited.

Works

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour video 2:02h
From series Birds Pub.

Renja Leino:

End of Euphoria

A crashed car was painted in glossy white and set in a parking lot surrounded by ordinary cars. ”What a hell is that?!”

Renja Leino:

Sound work, stories about Wind

Natural phenomena, the changes in the weather and the climate, have a heightened affect on the everyday of the islanders compared to the urban communities. One of the stories…

Renja Leino:

Absent minds

Absent Minds & Just Anybody are focusing on the phenomena of digital invasion and its effects into our lives. Both series by a mobile phone camera since 2005-

Renja Leino:

Being

I was sitting on a bus watching the scenery go by, when suddenly a strange building flashed before my eyes. The next time I passed the same place I was ready to take a better look at the object. The bubble-shaped building was still there but somehow altered.

Renja Leino:

Birds Pub Vol. 1-3

When observing wild creatures the circle of life starts to imperceptibly close up, and all the roar of the world and everything else fades away: there is only this moment. Birds Pub OnLine was the first public presentation of this new body of work.

Black and White

Sometimes I still work with B/W, mostly with unique Fotograms and different combinations with negatives, usually on FB paper. I am experimenting with chemistry and old papers possibilities.

Greenery On Loan

When walking in the forest and meeting this installation you could see the light glimmering, the rain gathering on the mirror surfices. It was showing the sky and the growing trees crowns… or your face.

Just anybody

”I am taking snapshots with my mobile. Later I study my images and their details on my computer screen. Just like anybody else.”

Sea Frills

Sea Frills installation under Cathedral Bridge in Turku 2011. Flux Aura was an art event organized by Turku Artist Association. Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011 Material: Thousands of reflectors. Sponsor Hella Lightning Finland.