Icons, Marja-Elina Uusitupa (Helsinki)
Icons as part of a broader concept. Icons as holy images. Contemporary audiovisual equipment as icons with their icons. Inside and outside, inner and outer state of mind.
The Pike is the icon of our mind and our tradition. Pike has followed us from COMMENT I as a fairytale figure in the works of participating artists: Veikko Björk`s Tribute to Big Pike in Tolstjakovo in Russia and in Igor Monakhov´s Trail of Pike in Arabia in 2012 in Helsinki. The video Jätkäsaari L3 Busholmen is a peep into the beautiful magazine drawn by Lars Sonck and its surrounding landscape. Jätkäsaari with its magazines and cranes is one Helsinki's icons.