White Rabbit Fever (2015–2016) contrasts sequences of decaying rabbits to sequences of immortal human cell lines.

There is not one definition that we use for death, there are many (clinical, biological etc). The work presents forever-growing human cancer cell lines, such as HeLa, Pa-Ju and Us-Ki, which I have been documenting, with the aid of a professor of pathology, at Haartman Institute’s laboratory in Helsinki.

The disease alluded to by the series, White Rabbit Fever, is not an actual disease, but an archetype representing the condition of being ill. The work concentrates on time in relation to life and death. White Rabbit Fever is a multi-part piece, and the presentation of which varies with each new installation.

Selected exhibitions:
Kana Kawanishi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Aug 2017.
Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland, Jun 2017.
Matèria, Rome, Italy, Jan 2017.
Gallery Lapinlahti, Helsinki, Finland, Sep 2016.
Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sep 2016.

(Installation view) Matèria, Rome, Italy. Jan, 14 – Feb 25, 2017. Photo by Roberto Luigi Apa.
Day 1. Archival pigment print, 120 × 80 cm, framed.
Day 79. Archival pigment print, 120 × 80 cm, framed.
(Installation view) Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland, 2017.
Day 11805, Pa-Ju. Archival inkjet print on backlit film, 12 × 12 cm.
Installation box, designed by Feodor Mayow. Photograph by Roberto Luigi Apa.
Day 23379, HeLa. Archival pigment print, 22 × 33 cm.
(Installation view) Matèria, Rome, Italy. Jan, 14 – Feb 25, 2017. Photograph by Roberto Luigi Apa.
(Installation view) Gallery Lapinlahti, Helsinki, Finland. Sep, 29 – Oct, 16, 2016. Photograph by Miikka Pirinen.
Day 2583, Us-Ki. 2016. Archival inkjet print on backlit film, installation box, 60 × 80 × 50 cm.
(Installation view) Gallery Lapinlahti, Helsinki, Finland. Sep, 29 – Oct, 16, 2016. Photograph by Miikka Pirinen.