Pekka Niittyvirta

photo/video/installations 2000 – 2018
Constellation #3 (2016)

Immersive environmental installation realised by applying photo luminescent pigments on stones.

The Rope (2016)

Action that involves young men and a tree in a nonsensical expenditure of effort. The image recalls, ironically, the labour scene of the paintings in socialist realism style where people used to be portrayed during their daily working activities.

Paul McCartney Was Here (2015)

Partly fiction partly documentary project about Mänttä, small town in Finland.

Disperse (2014)

Year: 2014
Size: Life size
Tech: Light absorbing/emitting pigment, motion detector, flash lights, clothing, helmet, steel

Obliquity (2014)

Aerial photographs depict Jerusalem and heavens above it as a fiery inferno or as a tranquil heavenly landscape. The photographs fall between traditional landscapes and satellite imagery often seen from the conflict areas.

Monsters, Dark Mills & Angels (2014)

The series is a sci-fi story about the age of global hedonism.

Trash (2014)

Location based installation, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tremor (2014)

Video is part of series: Monsters, Dark Mills & Angels (2014)
Duration: Loop (8’51 min.)
Format: 1920×1080 HD Animation
Sound: Stereo

Fifth Wall (2013)

Sound installation playing Finnish Parliament plenary session #65 6.6.2013
Duration: 04:52:01 loop
Size: 450 cm x 68 cm x 68 cm
Year: 2013

Landslide Victory (2013)

Soil, Programmed LED lights
Size: 815 x 250 x 145 cm
Year: 2013

Glow (2012)

Experiments with an abstract object in the landscape: it all comes in to the reflection how the environment is shaped by humans, at the same time all landscapes are in constant change by nature.

Chinese Pose (2012)

Tourists photographed while being photographed.

Wolves (2011)

Year: 2011
Duration: Loop (5’13 min.)
Format: 1920×1080 HD Video
Presentation format: HD projection
Sound: No

Swarm (2010)

Duration: Loop (3’28 min.)
Format: 1920×1080 HD Video
Presentation format: HD projection
Sound: No

Corrupted (2007-2011)

Images are modified by alteration of digital image file’s source code: inserting alien data, such as genetic sequences and phrases from the Bible.

Spam Works (2010)

Images are originally attachments from junk mail I’ve received (Viagra, Porn etc.) The average colour of the image has been calculated and colour opacity reduced to 99%. Only the ghost of the original image remains visible.

Trinity (2007-2010)

Images are created by detonating fireworks on the film surface.

Organic (2007-2008)

Images are a results of cultivating plant seeds on film surface. The process takes place in total darkness.
The film has not been developed.

Greetings From Helsinki (2006)

Photographs are documenting real events. Project included 10 000 free postcards distributed around Helsinki’s cafes, bars etc.

(un)Disciplined Events (2000-2005)

(un)Disciplined Events (2000-2005)