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Ville Kansanen


“…the permanent-seeming self is actually an endless procession of disjointed moments.”
– Jonah Lehrer, Proust was a Neuroscientist.

The Procession of Spectres engages with vast landscapes to examine the fragmentary nature of the human condition and the emergence of self.
This body of work represents a step from behind the veil of ideas and techniques to find earnest revelations of my struggle to be whole with my fragmented sense of self. It is a reach for connectivity with others and a reconciliation with the stabbing isolation, which is necessary for creating work where one is exposing their inscape* and physical form to as little interference as possible.
The images are from a period where I experienced an awakening from a psychological disappearance – a loss of personality and its driving forces – an eclipse of individuality.

*Inscape is a concept derived by Gerard Manley Hopkins from the ideas of the medieval philosopher Duns Scotus.
Hopkins felt that everything in the universe was characterized by what he called
constitutes individual identity. This identity is not static but dynamic.

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