MINNA VIRKKI



Minna (b.1985, Helsinki Finland) is a Multi-discipline Artist, Photographer, and alumni of the Royal College of Arts.

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PINE TREES SPEAK TO ME

The collection took place in early 2020 while social distancing in Helsinki, where the artist returned during the coronavirus pandemic.

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2020

Photography



URBAN ROCK MOUNTAIN

Is it the unconventionally picturesque views of the landscape what catches attention or perhaps the several old gravestones lying around peacefully alongside a pile of rocks in the midst of a vast construction site?

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2020

Photography




ABANDONED

This ongoing project is a direct response to everyday personal experiences and a search for spaces that represents them — Exploring sites or objects abandoned in a way or another. Excluded but still present, standing out from their surroundings.

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2018 —

Photography



ABOVE / BELOW

Above/Below amplifies a voice of vulnerable marine organisms that do not speak the same language with us in an aim to raise awareness of the far-reaching consequences of human-caused sound pollution in the oceans.

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2019

Mixed Media



A WORLD BETWEEN

A World Between is an exploration of an image, AR & and binaural audio. The experience encourages the audience to view photography through the lens of a mobile device to prompt elements of artificial reality.

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2018

Mixed Media



THE ONLY WAY OUT IS IN

Portals to the parallel world with a binaural soundscape represent the subconscious mind and the conflicting forces that pull the viewer in different directions. As in meditation, the viewer is drifting in the sea of thoughts trying not to judge them.

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2018

VR



DIGITAL TWIN

A collective performance and projection examining our digital identities questioning how do they differ to the ones living in a physical world. Are they starting to have a life of their own?

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2018

Performance

Lena Dobrowolska, Vivien Mason, Minna Virkki



MAMAL

This hand-bound visual/textual collaborative publication is exploring the hidden/latent/emerging relationships between your word(s) and image.

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2018

Letterpress, riso print

Sin U Leong, Alexis Demetriades, Kai-Ning Huang, Yilin Wang, Daisy Buckle, Minna Virkki



THE SOUND OF COLORS

The work is based on an idea esoteric traditions of Indian religions about seven psychic-energy centres in a body, called 'chakras'.

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2017

Mixed media