Tense Territories – Gerilimli Sinirlar
Contemporary Aspects on Territorial Behaviors
July 24 – October 30, 2008
santralistanbul, Eski Silahtaraga Elektrik Santrali
January 22 – May 24, 2009
Helsinki Photography Biennial, Finnish Museum of Photography

Tense Territories investigates the concepts of personal space, control, ownership and identity, offers multiple views of new forms in contemporary photography. Comprising photographs and video installations by Mohamed Bourouissa, Saskia Holmkvist, Sini Pelkki, Jussi Puikkonen, Carri Schneider and Sauli Sirviö, the exhibition “Tense Territories” elaborates on the themes “territory” and “dominance”. Tense Territories discusses how human behaviour and everyday life is questioned and interpreted by searching and finding the answer of oneself and another. The exhibition, which is a series of solo shows, considers how such a contemporary multiplicity leads to a problem of being conceptually undifferentiated and undefined.