In and Out of Time

Published in
Issue #02

Abstract

The video diptych In and Out of Time portrays a calf that has just passed away. The image on the left shows a recording of the calf as seen with an ordinary video camera. The image on the right shows the same calf, as seen through an infrared camera. The videos are in synchrony: as the body of the calf cools down, its image slowly vanishes from the infrared image. The original recording time of 7 hours and 30 minutes is visible as a time code in lower right corner of the video.


Terike Haapoja
In and Out of Time
1-channel video installation, 2005
duration 3:41:02:00, mute
Terike Haapoja

Terike Haapoja is a visual artist based in New York. Haapoja’s large scale installation work, writing and political projects investigate the mechanics of othering with a specific focus on issues arising from the anthropocentric worldview of Western modernism. The question of animality and the possibility of a community of difference are recurring themes in Haapoja’s work. Haapoja represented Finland in the 55th Venice Biennale with a solo show in the Nordic Pavilion, and her work has been awarded with the ANTI prize for Live Art (2016), the Dukaatti prize (2008), an Ars Fennica prize nomination, a Finnish State Media art award (2016) and the Kiila prize (2013). Haapoja’s work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows internationally, including the Taipei Biennale, the Momentum Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art in China, Chronus Art Center Shanghai, ISCP New York, House of Electronic Arts Basel and ZKM, Germany. Terike Haapoja is an adjunct professor at NYU, New York.