Kaisu Koivisto (FI), Anna Nykyri (FI)
Anna Nykyri is a visual artist, documentary film director and screenwriter, she lives and works in Helsinki. Nykyri holds an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Art and an MA in Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. Nykyri uses moving image to create documentary films, cinematic video and sound installations, and choreographic environments. Her works often explore political and corporeal themes, covering questions of gender, power, and control.
Kaisu Koivisto is a graduate of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, where she lives and works. Her practice, rooted in the environment of her activity and inspired by the harshness of the northern climate, raises questions about the human relationship with nature and traces that technologies leave in it. She is interested in the past sites of geopolitical attention – abandoned military and industrial complexes, eroding and coexisting with biological life. She works with video, photography, drawing, sculpture and installation. Impermanence and transformation of materials link her screen works to spatial realizations, geometry, ornament, organicity are elements of her signature aesthetic.