By turning things upside down, inside out, Heli Kaskinen discloses familiar experiences for external inspection. She is interested in the unspoken, the family secrets hiding within domestic walls and the whispers around them. Often with humor, Kaskinen approaches this private sphere utilizing the act of turning as her starting point. In Kaskinen’s eyes a secret can contain simultaneously both a heavy and a light streak. By revealing secrets of her own she studies how humour facilitates reviewing the past.
Heli Kaskinen was born in 1981 in Järvenpää. She is currently studying at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. Her work was presented in solo exhibitions like Act Like Nothing Happened, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte Studio (Helsinki, FI) or Attempts to Reverse Things at Gallery Huuto Jätkäsaari – Pikkujätkä, (Helsinki, FI) as well as in several group exhibitions like Summer School, The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, FI) and Young Artists 2013, Kunsthalle (Tampere, FI).