Welcome to the launch party for OTHERWORLD, Hertta Kiiski's new book published by Kehrer Verlag. The launch party is hosted by Outo olo Thursday October 5th 5-8 pm.
Designed by Samuli Saarinen
Illustrations by Jaakko Pallasvuo
Texts by Ilari Laamanen, Sini Silveri, Jenna Sutela
24 x 32 cm
70 color illustrations
Otherworld exists in a framework of youth and love with aspects of the magical, the mythical and the esoteric. Like youth itself, Hertta Kiiski’s photographs inhabit a precarious state between daydream and unrest. The book intertwines the imaginary with the everyday through its selection of photographs ranging from analog snapshots to staged and digitally altered portraits, created over a period of seven years.
Otherworld dreams of a new affinity between the human and the inhuman, the organic and the inorganic, transforming existing hierarchies. Pictured are familiar yet altered landscapes, plants with eyes, heads levitating in the forest, and eyes depicted on a red-tinted seafloor.
Generously supported by Taike, Frame Contemporary Art Finland and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.