3 channel, 4:3, XGA video
Duration 12 minutes variable loop
The ferry travelling to and from Helsinki CBD and Suomenlinna Island acts as a drawing tool as it moves through a vast canvas of ice and snow. The drawing nestled on the surface of the Sea oscillates in liquid and solid state, rendering the image making, forming and unforming all at once.
Formation (Winter) 2014 is a moving image work that captures the frozen Gulf of Finland Sea as a monochromic drawing inspired by the scroll format of Chinese painting. The composition appears to converge, representing multiple scroll images unfolding at the same time.
© Mimi Tong 2021