For the last ten years, together with the group of Finnish artists “Kinobox Obscura”, Juho makes 3D “camera obscura” or dark-room artworks around the world, where small houses are constructed from cinema tape boxes with inbuilt lens, while the outside world is projected on a wall or screen through a lens. The image depth is enhanced by 3D glasses.
Making such artworks has also inspired Juho to try 3D photography: “These are anaglyph stereoscopic photographs. Six photos have been taken in Finland at the former psychoneurological hospital Lapinlahti in Helsinki, where my studio is currently in place. Similarly, nine photos have been taken in Riga, mostly Āgenskalns street views, but when I came to Latvia I did not know what the Latvian Song and Dance Festival was, there was nothing similar in Finland, so I am very pleased that I had the opportunity to see the dances, to hear the songs, and also to take photographs.”
According to the artist, it was originally planned to create the exhibition in a more mathematical manner, which is also indicated by its name “tRĪGAnometry”.
“I thought, the name must have “three” because the photo is in 3D technique, as well as a local sense, so the name must be in Latvian. This was the idea of the word triganometry [sic], where the word also includes Rīga.” (We will refrain from pointing out the obvious here).
The exhibition at the “Youth Station” of Āgenskalns Market will be open until the end of August.