[person_by] Terike Haapoja

July 2021

1-channel video work, 2004 duration 00:25:00 :00, mute Infrared camera is a device that forms an image using infrared radiation instead if visible light. IR cameras can operate on wavelenghts up to 14 000 nanometres. The measurements are visualized in an image that reminds of the one we see with our naked eyes; still, the image is in fact data visualization, not a photographic image in the traditional sense. It is in the nature of optical devices such as infrared cameras to aesthetisize its subject: the devices are calibrated to respond to a narrow range of radiation, in order to gain most accurate information.

The device ”sees” only what it needs to see. As the image reveals something of the invisible reality, the image thus also becomes a surface that covers up other realities. The video installation Entropy shows in life size the cooling down of a horse’s body after its death, recorded with an infrared camera. The original recording of 9 hours has been edited to a 25 minutes loop.

Terike Haapoja
Terike Haapoja is a visual artist based in New York. Her interdisciplinary and research oriented practice includes installations, videos, writings and collaborative projects that explore our relationship with the more-than-human world, mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion, and the possibility of ethical interspecies coexistence.


Part of Program

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Radical Reversibility

16 September 2021 - 3 October 2021

Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (Wed-Sun 12-8PM)

The exhibition From Seeing to Acting invites us to (re)consider the mutual relationships between seeing and acting.