COMMON PEOPLE SONGS
2017 – ongoing
"The squalor of hundreds of thousands
will increase all over the nation,
wretched is the one who wearies of the fight
and surrenders to oppression"
Common people songs is the latest addition to my oeuvre depicting ordinary people and Finnish landscape. Taking its name from poet Kössi Kaatra’s book Alhaisolauluja, the series is an ongoing exploration of Finnish labour movement and myth of red Kemi, the most leftist city in Finland.