Liinu Grönlund and Okku Nuutilainen

Liinu Grönlund (b. 1984) is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She works with video and film, and is interested in archiving disappearing worlds. Her work deals with remoteness and extremes with a special focus on natural sciences and environmentalism. Grönlund has graduated from Aalto University of Art and Design (2008) and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2012). Her works have been seen in exhibitions and festivals in e.g. Helsinki, London, Malaga, Moscow and New York. Okku Nuutilainen (b. 1981) is a Helsinki-based video artist, film editor and director. The artist’s works are centered around a human’s wishes and dreams, exploring them by means of visual manipulation. Nuutilainen has studied film editing at Aalto University’s Department of Film, Television and Scenography and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki. In their joint practice, Grönlund and Nuutilainen have been following scientists and hobbyists who keep amphibians in captivity and specialise in saving them for generations. They are particularly interested in artificial environments as a reflection of our time and our possible future realities.