Heidi Tikka




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Hospital garments 1920-1990

Heidi Tikka

25 chromogenic prints
year of production: 1998

"Hospital garments 1920-90" sets out to investigate a collection of garments used in Finnish mental wards between 1920-1990 now stored in the Tammiharju hospital museum.

By having myself photographed dressed in these clothes I was interested in tracing the contours and the space of that institutional body they participated in producing. Within each garment I tried to locate the most natural position for resting.

Concept: Heidi Tikka
Photographer: Taru Blomstedt
Printing: Heidi Tikka
Collaborative piece with Tammiharju mental ward hospital museum
Thanks to Kristina Wall

The piece premiered in Knipnäs mental ward, Tammisaari as part of "Näkyjä - Syner" (Visions) exhibition in June 1998 and was presented as an installation in one of the patient rooms. The prints are permanently displayed in the Tammiharju mental ward.