Yvon Lambert New York (closed 25th Street location)
564 West 25th Street, 212-242-3611
February 25 - March 25, 2006
Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6 - 8 PM
Salla Tykkä’s work focuses on a young female protagonist who appears to be an extension of the artist herself. Each film explores the emotional state of the protagonist without dialogue and often accompanied by music that shapes the mood of each setting. The films are charged with strong and sometimes disturbing visual metaphors, which develop as the protagonist moves through various scenes and settings, sometimes as an active agent, other times as a passive though emotionally engaged observer.
As Tykkä’s work often lies within a dreamlike moment, the flow of time in her films seems to change and flux with the emotional state of her subjects. Only pieces of the whole picture are shown, leaving the rest of the story for individual reflection. Given the works’ openly ambiguous narrative structure, the viewer is challenged to interpret them in a non-conventional way.