Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture
About Anna Reivilä
Anna Reivilä, born 1988, lives and works in Finland. MA degree in Fine Arts.
Anna Reivilä explores the symbolism of Japanese bondage, regarding connections among people and the divine. In her series ‘Bond’, Reivilä applies the tied and knotted rope technique to elements of nature.
‘Bond’ appears as a combination of photographic, sculptural and performative elements. The Finnish photographer uses the traditional rope technique to bind rocks, trees and other elements of the landscape, presenting a series of images that are ultimately representative of transient objects. Reivilä makes a statement about the ephemeral relationship between humans and the natural world, and bridges Scandinavian nature and Japanese tradition, from which emerges an interesting cross-cultural dialogue. She explains that “using ropes as lines is [her] form of drawing,” which “creates interactions, making connections between the elements visible.