I am a Finnish multi-media and installation artist and filmmaker whose work revolves around an exploration of cinematic performative media and relations between the on-stage and behind-the-stage. My aim is to disrupt the mundane, expose the insanity of the everyday as well as reveal the insanity in regularity.
In my work I approach topics and ideas with humour and seek to find a balance between the absurd and the sensical, the fake and the real, by combining handmade and tactile sculptural elements with digital, artificial effects and references. I create my own props and costumes that I use to create characters and scenes through improvisational performances. This results in the creation of another separate dimension trapped somewhere between the screen, the backstage, the viewer, the artist, the physical and the digital.
I graduated in 2019 from HKU as Bachelor of Fine Art. I am currently living and working in The Netherlands.johannatalja.com