Camp Europe (2017)

HD video 2017 duration: 6:45min Camp Europe welcomes you. Camp Europe labels you and stores you accordingly. After processing, Camp Europe deports you. ”I think that the label ‘refugee’, when they say people are refugees, they think that them coming here and living and being safe, then the expectation is that from them, they don’t […]

Mobile Diaspora (2017)

Amir Jan, Anna Knappe and Pekka Niskanen. Mobile Diaspora is a series of short videos in which asylum seekers talk about their lives on their own terms. The videos portray asylum seekers as active participants who talk about their lives in camps and the endless waiting while their asylum cases are processed, their hopes and […]

a camp is a wall in a forest (2017)

Østfold kunstsenter, Fredrikstad, Norway VIDEO INSTALLATION: HD video (duration: 17 minutes) Prints on aluminium Carpet Windows A camp is a place where mohajers live in a state of waiting. Mohajers are asylum seekers, refugees, and other migrants in precarious situations and their camps are reception centers, detention centers, and temporary shelters. Camps are often located in […]

Mohajer (camp-e-forsat) (2016)

Anna Knappe, Amir Jan and Laura Böök HD video 2016 Duration: 21 min Mohajer (Camp-e-forsat) narrates the experiences and struggles of Afghans born and living in exile. The film was shot in an asylum seeker reception center in Forssa, a small industrial town in Finland, together with a group of Hazara asylum seekers who had […]

Two Ends of the Waste Line: East & West installation at Cable Factory

Two Ends of the Waste Line: East and West (2015)

Two ends of the waste line is one work in two parts: a video installation consisting of a video projection (East) and a crocheted carpet (West). The work is a discussion between two geographical locations, which are connected by textile waste, a byproduct of textile and fashion industries. East HD video 10:07 min East is […]

No Innocent Images installation at Akademirommet

No innocent images (2015)

Photographic series Inkjet prints 43 x 65 cm When the land is occupied, every image of it becomes political. In the wrong hands, any innocent looking photograph can be used for gathering information and for justifying oppression. I travelled to West Bank, Palestine, in the Spring 2015. There I photographed different sites and people I […]

Immigrant BVirds & Welcome to Finland installation at Taidehalli, two monitors

Immigrant Birds & Welcome to Finland (2014-2015)

video installation The installation consists of an open tent with two videos, one playing outside the tent (Welcome to Finland, duration: 7:43 min) and one playing inside the tent (Immigrant Birds, duration 14:22 min). In autumn 2012 in Helsinki, two Afghan asylum seekers held hunger strike for 71 days. They camped in Kansalaistori during the […]

Love and Kisses installation in Studio 17

Love and Kisses (2015)

1280 × 720 HD video Collection of YouTube videos Duration: 14:11 min Love and Kisses is a montage of Youtube videos from different users, where dogs are licking people’s faces. Some of the videos are more innocent looking and some disturbingly sexual. All of them are performances for the camera and for other people. For dogs licking is characteristic behaviour related to dominance and […]

Garbage Bird

Garbage Bird (2013)

Anna Knappe, Meherun Akter, Maruf Adnan and the children of Laldiarchor Participatory art project and 1920×1080 HD video documentation Video duration 13:25 min Floating Peers social practise workshop in Porapara Space for Artists, Chittagong, Bangladesh Garbage Bird and the Laldiarchor Cleaning Day video is a documentation of participatory art project by Anna Knappe, Meherun Akter […]

Home Sweet Home Suvela screen shot

Home Sweet Home Suvela (2013)

Video Duration: 10:37 min Home Sweet Home Suvela is a video portrait of Terho and his home in Suvela, Espoo, where Terho had lived for 16 years before he was evicted from his home. Suvela is said to be the most troubled area in Espoo, with lots of immigrants and high unemployment rates. The city […]

Three Ways to Escape installation at TR1

Mohajer (Three Ways to Escape) (2012)

HD Video Duration: 16:39 min Three ways to Escape video tells the story of three Afghan men who have applied asylum from Finland. Amir has received residence permit, Reza is waiting deportation in a detention center and Hadi is waiting for his asylum decision and info about his future in a refugee reception center. The three intertwined […]

Youth as Refugees in Suomesta gallery

Youth as Refugees (2009-2012)

Community Art project: Website and Media Installation Pekka Niskanen, Anna Knappe, Timo Piikkilä, Jaana Ristola, young refugees of Lammi refugee center and Härmälä family group home Youth as Refugees website was made together with young people from Afghanistan, the Congo and Somalia, who seek asylum from Finland. The site tells the story of the homelessness […]