Ey Up Anna Nykyri

Having only recently arrived on my residency at ISCP I was very fortunate to speak with follow resident Anna Nykyri just as she was returning to Finland. As someone who has worked in television and directed films, as well as operated within the fields of contemporary art and dance, she was someone I really felt I could learn a lot from. Though her documentary works explore her chosen individuals in much depth, she herself professed to being quite a shy and private person, so I was very made up she agreed to talk with me.

From hearing about some of her experiences, I felt I was able to gain a better insight into how my own work is developing - as well as the importance of carving out the right place for your work, rather than just trying to fit into the pre-existing models.