New Landscapes

Nanna Hänninen’s New Landscapes series follows her sociological interest in the individual who senses, understands, and places herself in the outside world. These photographs become concentrated narrations of the moment the large colour abstractions have a profound significance of the surrounding reality as they are light moving through space. These urban landscapes are drawings of her body movements that are captured on photographic material as rhythmic lines of light where the subject and the scenery melt into a single image. These pictorial motifs are divided into two different levels, the abstract and the actual, merging the human presence (breathing, heartbeat, laughter, talking, and walking during the time of exposure) into a photographic media that more closely resembles a painting.