The artist book SEL2020HEL Diary chronicles the year 2020. Documenting the making of a yearlong series of date paintings in which the daily air quality readings of Helsinki and Seoul translate into colour, the diary mixes personal events with global, unfolding as a one-year time-scape.
The artist book-diary which is in tandem with the paintings, has been preparing during the year. Starting as an act of documentation, the diary quickly came to embody the more personal side of the project, filled with personal remarks next to political; climatic observations next to economical.
A year ago, as NANA & FELIX were about to start the working process, they knew that the project would demand full dedication of the entire year, entailing near complete social isolation. What they did not know was that a global pandemic would force pretty much the entire world into similar conditions. In an odd and surprising way, SEL2020HEL Diary became a documentation of a pandemic seen through air quality.
NANA & FELIX, 2021
each approx. 35x235x170mm
All together in protective case:
approx. 410x235x170 mm
Digital prints, Inkjet Prints, Pen on paper, file binder, protective case
Editions of 30 + 2 A.P
numbered and signed