Aino Aksenja (b.1986) is an artist who looks for escape routes and tries to grow roots. Life and art intertwine in works that are site-specific installations, made-up rituals and stories. Aksenja is based in Helsinki, and her works have been shown in Finland, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Portugal, USA and South Korea.
Video, 7:47 min
Soundscape by Johanna Tarkkanen / GodWhite Productions
It is Thursday, and I think about high-rise buildings next to train tracks, the wind that blows snow around the empty streets of the city at night, prison visitation hours, dancing it away. My feet are light while my heart is heavy. Maybe I will go on this trip and never come back? The adventure stretches ahead of me vast and empty, because I haven’t even had the mental capacity to fill it with ideas. I’ll just go. And maybe afterwards I’ll just spin the globe you gave me last Christmas and go anywhere, selling everything I own first, including the globe, like another you told me to do. I’m still talking to a changing “you”, or an imaginary “you”. For you, I named this scanned film Road trip-breakup.
Vacated apartment, objects (some drenched in river water)
Rivers flow toward oceans or other larger bodies of water; deltas exist as the lowest part of these rivers. If a river carries a great deal of sediment as it travels, and this settles out at its mouth, that area of land is called a delta. A river moves more slowly as it nears its mouth, or end. The slowing velocity of the river and the build-up of sediment allows the river to break from its single channel and expand in width. Heavier, coarser material settles first, while smaller, finer sediment is carried farther downstream. Deltas are dynamic areas that change quickly due to the erosion of unstable land during storm and flood events and the creation of new land. Not all rivers form deltas.