/ONLINE VIEWING ROOM/ IIU SUSIRAJA: Dalmatian — at RAMIKEN

Iiu Susiraja
Dalmatian
Ramiken
Online viewing room
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Iiu Susiraja, Dalmatian, 2020, Ramiken. Photo: Dario Lasagni
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Iiu Susiraja, Haarukka, 2019

The exhibition Dalmatian consists of twelve self-portraits by Iiu Susiraja. She is covered in bruises in these photographs, taken in her home in Turku, Finland. Each picture features Iiu positioned on her bed, with props, in a series of pin-up style poses. Susiraja holds food. She wears cleaning products. She plays with toys. She reclines, a pale painkiller Venus, recovering. She stares at the camera’s lens, searching the viewer with eyes wide. Her bruises imply violence. She folds her pain into complex psychosexual manipulations, confronting her physical victimization and leaving the audience to wonder if this work is humiliation, promotion, actualization, or annihilation. Her efficient humor summons cartoons, film stills, fever dreams, and surreal fetishes, played out gracefully upon the turquoise creases of her rumpled sheets. Susiraja says about these works: “I have created my own horror.”

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