Costa Virtanen

24 February - 25 March, 2023

Dislocate explores the vehicle as an extension of the human form through photographic and sculptural elements to establish tantalising mises en scène. The car is used as a viewpoint to frame domestic settings to create a disquieting familiarity. These constructed environments invite others to immerse themselves in spaces in which surfaces are revealed as moments of uncertainty, tension and voyeurism in equal measure. 

The automobile is intended to serve as a functional object to aid users to get from A to B. Confronting the contemporary, the vehicle is cast into a fetishised existence through the identity of the user. Dislocate examines the correlation between the living being and the everlasting durability of the lifeless object.