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Miia Kettunen: Landshapes

Landshapes is an environmental art project created by artist Miia Kettunen. An overall visual angle of the project is to view the environment and earth from an aerial perspective to emphasise the fact that the local piece of land represents one part of the pristine ecosystem that spreads around the globe. Aerial earth study together with the study on how the land is experienced has resulted in a concrete land artwork which took shape on the soil of Ii throughout the summer. In the project, Kettunen continues her passion for studying abstract imagery as a sign of an experience, now in the context of land art.

Kettunen worked on the project in collaboration with the students of the Valtari School as part of her KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Community residency period. The final artwork consists of ten different geoglyphic symbols which reflect the students’ relationship and experience with the land.

Miia Kettunen

Miia Kettunen has versatile experience working with different projects and communities in the field of art as a costume designer and visual artist. A distinguishing feature of her way of working is her distinct and open-minded working plans which engage different local operational environments and invite their communities to participate in artistic processes. The visual outcome of her work often builds up as a result of the interaction between people and different operators, sensing the environment, spaces and different places.