Artist Interview: Eeva Karhu

Artist Interview: Eeva Karhu

Interview with Eeva Karhu on the occasion of her solo exhibition Shadows Within at Persons Projects. The show was part of the European Month of Photography Berlin, and open from 11 September - 14 November 2020.

Eeva Karhu is one of the new generation of artists emerging from the Helsinki School who use nature and its seasonal passing as their personal barometer to measure and translate our world by the power of its presence in our daily lives.

She uses photographic process of layering one image upon another as her method for collecting the passage of time. This is most evident in her ongoing Path series, where she photographs the same walking route she takes from her home. After her walk, she compiles all the photographs together into one image to form the given moment they were taken in. Karhu continues this process throughout the year, creating her own visual calendar of time periods based on the harvesting of light from one moment to the next.

Film and Music: Jouko Aroheinä
Edit: Eeva Karhu
Photographs copyright Eeva Karhu
Exhibition photographs copyright Emese Kiss