LAURA KONTTINEN


WORKS ABOUT CV NEWS

ALGA MIRABLIS

2017  /  VIDEO  /  13 min LOOP

Collaboration with Karl Ketamo

In "Alga Mirablis" the viewer encounters a fictional character browsing YouTube videos recorded of a strange phenomenon a neon green, floating object that appeared out of nowhere in a river in a Finnish national park. Shortly after its appearance, YouTube has been flooded with witness videos and confused comments.
 
Through exploiting popular media platforms, Google and Youtube," Alga
Mirablis" explores the ways we deem information reliable or questionable. With a tone of irony and humor the work explores the line between fact and fiction and brings in question the ways in which online content can be created and interpreted.
 
The work is an experiment on how easily reality can be manufactured and infiltrated.