#2: Ola Lanko
In her artistic practice, Ola Lanko pushes the vision, understanding and perception to the point where it breaks down. She works in a systematic but intuitive way combining ideas of rationalists and romanticists in a single experiment to understand the world, bring curiosity and bewilderment to peoples daily practice. Ola explores the notion of photographic image and expands it into photogenic installations and photographic projects. She explores parallel knowledge production and histories that are created by images. Working with metaphors and references she rearranges them in a new non-linear narratives. Ola believes that in order to deal with new conditions of visual information, while the world is being transformed into images, it is necessary to develop a qualitative approach to the process of looking, have a critical attitude towards images and be aware of its role in the overall perception of the surrounding.