On Friday the 19th of October at 1PM an open lecture by Fanni Niemi-Junkola will be held at the Iceland University of the Arts, Laugarnesvegur 91.

Body – Pulse – Presence – Power - Spatial narratives.

The starting point for Niemi-Junkola’s artistic work is both visual and political. The political in her work means criticality within everyday life. She explores power relations in social communication. She is interested in the borderline between private and public space. Recently she has been exploring the notion of nature experiences and the connection between humans and animals. Fanny works as an artist, teacher and a horse masseur & cranio-sacral therapist. These aspects interweave in her artistic work which is based on empirical experiences. The private transforms itself into a shared question through artistic work process and thus becomes part of the public discourse and space. 

In her practice she deals with the position of the viewer in moving image installations which she sees as sculptures. The bodily experience is especially intriguing to her, even debatable within emerging media technologies like XR and 360.

Open lectures in Laugarnes will take place in the fall of 2018, hosted by Departments of Art Education, Fine Art and Performing Arts.

Fanni Niemi-Junkola (1962) is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (MFA). She has actively worked as an artist since 1995. Her video installations and short films have been widely exhibited in Finland and internationally. Previously a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts (dep. Time and space), Helsinki (2001-2002). Currently a Senior Lecturer of Fine Art in Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The lecture will be held in english and is open to all.