Santeri Tuori is one of the most important names in Finnish contemporary photography. He combines video and photographic techniques as he explores the relationship between portraits, stills and moving images. Tuori has thus produced a series of portraits where the subject’s expressions and gestures are videoed and projected in a loop on a still image so as to analyse the multiple dimensions of identity resulting from the combinations of these two techniques, which titled “projection works” (2001-2002).
On Air: Santeri Tuori The ikono On Air Festival is showing two films by Santeri Tuori: Karlotta (2003) and Forest (tree and pond) from 2009 with sound design by Mikko Hynnien.
BioSanteri Tuorilainen (born August 27, 1970, Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish photo artist who has studied in Germany at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, 1999-2000. He has had solo exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. In addition, he has participated in group exhibitions and events. In 2003, Santeri completed an MFA at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (Finland). In 1999, he received a Master of Law at the University of Helsinki. His work is in several art museums, such as the Kiasma and the Finnish Museum of Photography, as well as in private collections. Santeri Tuorilainen exhibits regularly in Finland and Europe. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Malmoe Art Museum in Sweden (2004), Galerie Anhava in Finland (2004) and Galerie SPHN in Germany (2004).
Links- Homepage of Santeri Tuori : www.santerituori.com - Santeri Tuori at Galerie Anhava: www.anhava.com - Taru Elfving's text for Santeri Tuori's Helsinki School catalogue - Santeri Tuori on Wikipedia - Photographers Forum - Santeri Tuori