carita savolainen The Song of the Broken Landscape II, oil, 140cm x120cm, 2016
The main theme underlying my work has been the human being in his environment, his identity in different cultural settings : individual memory and its transmission, distance in time and place, feelings and perceptions. I have been handling these thematic in two different ways, mainly:
1) Using chosen specific groups of people, or certain individuals belonging to a particular situation, who then take part in the project. Various techniques and forms of installation can be used, e.g.: photography, photographical objects, sound and recordings, video, text, painting..
2) Using “traditional” painting for certain aspects of this theme, notably relation and distance to the land. Here, I express my own relationship to landscape, my past and my personal sensitive memory.