Jarkko Räsänen

Ordered Dance (2009–)

- series of c. 30 pictures, dimensions vary, ongoing project

Photographs of the series are collages, that are created with my self-made image editing software: The original images are diaristic snapshots taken with whatever camera – cell phone images are included, as well as scanned medium format shots. First I cut the original image file into narrow slices. After this I analyze the slices according to some structural parametre, e.g. brightness or the amount of red. Finally the slices are re-ordered according to different sets of rules (e.g. increasing brightness from left to right) to form a new permutation of the original digital image information. In images formed this way, the original representations of photographic subjects melt down into abstract forms, and the material qualities get emphasized over the narrative content of the snapshots.

1.12.2007 I-II & 22.3.2009 I-II
1.12.2007 [Swept Tree] II (2010), 22.3.2009 [Smoke] I (2010)

22.3.2009 [Smoke] II (2010), 1.12.2007 [Tree] I (2010)


28.9.2008 by Jarkko Räsänen

28.9.2008 [Stronghold] (2010)



Requiem by Jarkko Räsänen

Requiem (2010)





Meanwhile (2007)

Nine photographs of mist.

Meanwhile 5

Meanwhile 4


Meanwhile 7




Scan (Interzone II)

Scan (Forest I)

Scan (2009–)
- photographic series of c. 10 photos, ongoing project

Pictures are taken in dark with long exposure time. Horizontal laser line is projected over a space – e.g. room or forest. In the image one can see the the horizontal line distorted by the space and camera angle; a single layer from visible space.

untitled by Jarkko Räsänen (2009)

Untitled series (2009)
from exhibition Stereo Einfülung

Series of five pictures dealing with the boundaries of film through direct modifications of film and incorrect exposure times.

1 & 3 Ways by Jarkko Räsänen

2.6.2008 I-III (1 & 3 Ways) [2010]

Video by Jarkko Räsänen


As Above So Below (2011)

As Above, So Below (2011)

photographic site-specific installation in Kaartin Lasaretti, Helsinki


Video (2012)
at Finnish Museum of Photography / Preview 5

160cm*600cm / dimensions vary