1.12. — 23.12.2023

Jade Kallio & Remi Vesala:
Laava (2023)

Laava (2023)

Duration: 15 min

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Laava is a love letter to things that cannot be written about; about love, exciting piles of twigs, longing, a disappearing landscape, memories you can’t trust. Writing either hurts, or it’s impossible to find the words.

Laava is a continuation of the working group’s previous work Magma (2020). Both works deal with human relationships and ecology. The wishes for transformation, non-monogamy and boundless love, which were still partially smoldering under the surface, erupt in Laava, which deals with the end of a relationship.

Laava has been filmed in Northern Italy in the Bergamo Alps, in Varsinais Suomi in Kurjenrahka National Park, Suomenlinna and Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi.


The work has been supported by the Art Promotion Center.


Remi Vesala is a freelance curator and artist living in Helsinki. In their work, they strive to create space for complexity, theory and emotions. They are interested in different border states and transformations.

Jade Kallio is an artist living in Helsinki who works with moving image, performance art and painting. In their works, Kallio often deals with gender and the meanings encoded in the body, as well as the spaces where these meanings are created. When dealing with personal topics, they combine documentary fiction and fantasy.

Together, Kallio and Vesala make a trilogy focused on queer ecofiction. After Magma and Laava, they will start working on the last part of the trilogy.

Mediabox is Forum Box gallery’s space dedicated to media art. The program is created together with AV-arkki.

There are three steps to the media art space Mediabox, but the work is also available for viewing on a tablet by request. Please don’t hestitate to contact our staff if Mediabox is inaccessible for you.