Scope is a set of works which consists of video essay and photographic works installed on walls.
The video essay Scope (2012-2020) is made of programmed photographs, texts and music and it deals with dissociative experience and fluidity of the human mind and the self. The ”I” and ”you” of the work merge into one at the beginning of the work. After that the human mind wanders, drifts and associates unexpectedly. The protagonist flies impulsively to different countries, performs different kind of actions and ideas and receives and sends different kind of messages. Each photo transformation is individually defined by digital craftsmanship and coding. Photographs form hybrid views like moving digital paintings while confronting each other. Different kind of evaporations, amalgamations and deflections happen – until a photograph takes the form which camera has set for it – for a moment.
The photographic works installed on walls are photographs which are often distorted with artificial intelligence. Saku Soukka has selected some parts of his photographs and then the tool, which he has used, has been filling those areas with new pixel combinations so that it imitates or try to imitate the ”reality” of the photos. Results are usually surreal and glitchy.
The video essay and material photograph-based works are both bringing up questions about authenticity. They contemplate on the nature of the human mind and the reality around the human in such a way that the form of the works supports the subject.
Until now making and exhibiting of the works is supported by The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), AVEK and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.