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"It`s Always Morning - Somewhere"
1999-12-31 until 2000-05-31
Museum of Foreign Art Sinebrychoff
It`s Always Morning - Somewhere is a work composed of many elements, which speculates on the
meanings and dimensions of time via descriptions of reality, utopias, memories and different
experiental perspectives. It physically creates several dimensions - the work is set in a Tongan
grave inside which the exhibition visitor steps into Polynesian tradition and modern Western
technology. Light, colours, shadows and sounds create for the visitor globe-time geography,
myths and man`s sociality - in their nomadic, urban and virtual perspectives.
Most of the material used in It`s
Always Morning - Somewhere has
been collected from where millenium
time begins, from the Tonga Islands,
plus a few of the world`s metropolises.
The multimedia installation takes
visitors into the midst of Tongan
traditions and today, and its glocal
virtuality gives them the opportunity of
simultaneously pondering the limits
and limitlessness of our planet.
The installation is such that it completely surrounds the visitor with images and sounds. The visual
aspect consists of some 600 photos and the soundscape of authentic sounds, narratives and
music. The installation uses the latest pioneering techniques in this field.
It`s Always Morning - Somewhere is
the work of photographer Terho Aalto,
producer Harri Huhtamäki and sound
designer Jim McKee. Ralph Carney,
Andrew Higgins and Robert Powell are
responsible for the music. Helsinki is a
European City of Culture in 2000. The
work is part of the Year of Culture
programme and will be exhibited at the
Museum of Foreign Art, Sinebrychoff,