Salla Tykka


1999, 16 mm film / video, 4 min 15 sec

Two persons are boxing, a young woman without a shirt and a big man. The black and white image and the timeless space make the atmosphere dream like though the hard action and sounds refer to real life and pain. Power is a statement against the power relations in our society but it can be seen as a symbolic battle for life and surveying through it.


Salla Tykkä


Salla Tykkä is a visual artist who works with film and video since 1996. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki 2003 and participated in the Venice Biennale 2001.

Her latest solo exhibitions include: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, 2013; Drimart Garibadi, Istanbul, 2012; EX3, Florence, 2011; Hayward Gallery Project Space, London, 2010. Salla Tykkä