In her experimental photography works Eeva Hannula attempts to destabilise the essence of things and change their everyday meaning. To her the image is an uncertain matter located between fact and fiction, language and body. By using personal archive material, staged photography as well as digitally and physically edited material together she is creating images that show contradictions, atmospheres with a combination of lightness and weight-familiar and unfamiliar.
With The Choreography of Uncertainty Hannula creates a continuation to her previous series The Structure of Uncertainty that dealt with the uncertainty of observations, feelings and essences. In her current work she continues the theme of uncertainty but focuses on the idea of photography as writing. She experiences images as poems that give words to experiences in a surprising way that can’t be expressed in ordinary language. The artist explores how photography can create small sequences and show different perspectives of the same thing in the same work, while the movement and repetition in her works reflect the uncertain structures and movements of the mind, memories and perceptions.
Eeva Hannula was a guest at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2015, holding a six-month fellowship from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Her stay was also supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund.