Rinnakkaiset maailmat/Parallel worlds presents the artworks by Eija-Liisa Ahtila (born 1959). In her multi-channel video works, Ahtila uses pictures, sounds and stories to create installations in which perspectives change and the viewers are able to participate in the construction of a cinematic experience.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila is one of the most accomplished and recognized contemporary Nordic artists working today, and Parallel Worlds presents her most recent bodies of work. Ahtila has been an indefatigable pioneer of multi-media art since her video and performance breakthrough in the 1990`s, and her influential position in cinema was cemented in 2011 when she was appointed to the feature films jury of the Venice Film Festival. Parallel Worlds shows Ahtila’s ongoing concern with the experience of being human, her complex narratives incorporating art historical and literary references, her adaption of commercial and documentary filmic styles, as well as her current interest in bio-politics and post-humanism.
Publisher: Kiasma, Nykytaiteen museon julkaisuja 134/ Moderna museet, (Steidl) 2012.
Editors: Lena Essling, Leevi Haapala.
Writers: Daniel Birnbaum, Ann-Sofi Noring, Pirkko Siitari, Cary Wolfe, Leevi Haapala, Alison Butler.
Size 28,5 x 22,5 cm, 200 pages.