Tuure Leppänen

The Other Actor

I tend to spent lengthy times outside with my camera during the night. The darkness is very physical. It’s the lack of something near that comes in contact with the body. The camera then, is a torch, an outpost for me. I set it up and let it expose for 30 some minutes, as I feel the nigh around me expand.

If we could see this light, we could float in it.

Light is matter that bind us human together: our durations of time and the senses of our bodies overlap and intertwine in it. We come in contact with each other, over distance but instantly identified. In The Other Actor, I use images and sculptural elements to unveil and amplify the presence of light in order to highlight its role as a mediator between people. The work embodies feelings of connectedness, solace and empathy.

Differently Still I

102 x 91 x 16,4 cm

transparency in light box

2020

A View to an Intersection

67 x 58 x 16 cm

transparency in light box

2020

A Two-Mile Circle

100 x 89 x 14 cm

transparency in light box

2020

Differently Still II

45 x 30 cm

transparency, aluminium, nuts and bolts

2021

A Rotation of 4320 Degrees

67 x 58 x 16 cm

transparency in light box

2020

Differently Still III

20 x 16 cm

Inkjet print, aluminium Dibond

2021