On display


Terhi Nieminen & Iris Kärkkäinen



The recently developed sodium vapor lamp gives promise of future importance, particularly for such uses as highway illumination.” – Effect on the Eye of the Yellow Light of the Sodium Vapor Lamp. August 10, 1934, United States Public Health Service

The Sodium Roadium exhibition by Terhi Niemi and Iris Kärkkäinen consists of an autobiographical video work and a light installation. They tell about the nocturnal world of cars, gas stations, and highways as they have been experienced for decades. In a documentary video work, Granada, an attempt is made to say goodbye to an old car.  The short film Granada  was awarded the New Wave Award at the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy in September 2022.

The exhibition was supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.


Image: Excerpt from videowork Granada, 2022. Terhi Nieminen and Iris Kärkkäinen.