Esa Siltaloppi – Mustavalkoinen Vaasa

Mustavalkoinen Vaasa

Nuorena 17-vuotiaana lehtikuvaajana, 70-luvun Vaasa aukesi minulle mustavalkoisena ja kontrastisena, kuin uutena maailmana.

Valokuvanäyttelyni tuo esille Vaasan 70-ja 80-luvun kontrasteja. Iloisten tapahtumien ja urheilullisuuden vastakohtina kaupungin katukuvassa näkyi myös alkoholi ja päihteet. Lisäksi keskustassa pelti rytisi, kolarit toivat eritoten nuorisolle mielenkiintoista seurattavaa.

Mustavalkoinen Vaasa odottaa sinua, tervetuloa aikamatkalle.

Som ung 17-årig pressfotograf öppnades 70-talets Vasa upp för mig, som en ny värld , i svartvitt och kontraster. Min fotoutställning lyfter fram 1970- och 1980-talens kontraster i Vasa.

Alkohol och berusningsmedel sågs också i stadens gatubild, som motpoler till trevliga evenemang och idrottsanda. Dessutom inträffade kollisioner i centrum, vilket i synnerhet väckte intresse och uppmärksamhet hos unga.

Vasa i svartvitt väntar på dig. Välkommen med på tidsresan.

IBIS Open Walls 2023

Ibis Open Walls

Käytä hyväksesi tilaisuus esitellä kuviasi Valokuvagalleria Ibiksessä!

Tarjoamme sinulle näyttelytilaa Valokuvagalleria Ibiksessä ajalle 18.2-16.4.2023.
Olemme jakaneet gallerian seinät 20 ruuduksi ja haluamme, että juuri sinä esittäydyt yhdessä ruuduista. Ruudut ovat 110 cm leveitä ja korkeus on 230 cm. Saat vapaat kädet hyödyntää omaa ruutuasi.
Nopeat syö hitaat!
Ilmoittaudu sähköpostilla ja kirjoita aihe-kenttään: Open Walls 2023. Muista kertoa meille myös nimesi ja puhelinnumerosi, jotta voimme ottaa sinuun yhteyttä.

Utnyttja chansen att ställa ut på fotogalleri Ibis!

Vi bjuder in dig att ställa ut på fotogalleri Ibis under tiden 18.2-16.4.2023.
Vi har delat in galleriets väggar i tjugo rutor och vill att just du skall ställa ut hos oss! Rutorna är 110 cm breda och höjden är 230 cm. Du får fria händer att utnyttja din egen ruta.
Det är först till kvarn som gäller!
Anmäl dig till en plats via epost till oss och sätt som ärende: Open Walls 2023. Bifoga ditt telefonnummer så att vi kan nå dig.

Take the opportunity to exhibit at Photogallery IBIS!

We invite you to exhibit at the photo gallery Ibis during the period 16.2-18.4.2023.
We have divided the gallery walls into twenty squares and we want you to exhibit with us! The squares are 110 cm wide and the height is 230 cm. You get free hands to use your own area.
The Principle is: “first to the mill does the first grinding”
Sign up for a square by emailing us at with the Subject: “Open Walls 2023”.
Attach your name and phone number to the application so we can reach you.



Our aim is, and has been over the past years, to keep analog film and photography alive and accessible in the nordic baltic region and to promote its transformation into the future. For almost a decade Filmverkstaden has been offering the facilities needed for working with analog film and photography, as well as organising hands on workshops, film screenings and other related projects. Seizing the occasion of Filmverkstadens 10th anniversary, we intend to introduce these unique art forms to a broad public and to sustain these art forms by means of a festival, comprising of a 3-month exhibition, a public programme with workshops, film screenings and live cinema performances and a labs meeting. We aim to create a meeting point of exchange and engagement of ideas and experiences around filmic creation.

The exhibition is not only an overview of works made by members and guest artists at the unique facilities of Filmverkstaden, it is also an overview of the current state of what is happening within the world of analog film and photography. The works on display are all analog or have been initiated on analog film, providing a unique opportunity to dive into a world of alchemy, where light becomes silver. It offers the rare opportunity of experiencing expanded cinema works and works on the boundaries of analog film and photography.

The exhibition will be curated by Sarah Schipschack, film curator, programmer, and producer, based in Tromsø,
Norway, in collaboration with Britt Al-Busultan, founder and director of Filmverkstaden and artist working with expanded cinema. The exhibition focuses on analog film and photography, digital works initiated on analog, installation and two dimensional works that explore the concept of (moving) image in all possible forms and appearances. Characteristic are the handmade aspect, the experiments and the innovative techniques.


Invited artists working with analog photography:

Dagie Brundert (DE)

Dagie Brundert (1962) studied visual arts and experimental film when she fell in love with her
super 8 camera (Nizo). Since then she has been trying to be a particle-finder, a wave-catcher, and a
good story-teller, always looking for and absorbing weird beautiful things from this world,
chewing and spitting them out again.


Daniel Beijar (FI)

Daniel Beijar has been engaging himself with analog techniques for more than a decade. His interests go everywhere from double8 filming to large format photography and collodium wet plate. Since the last couple of years, he had specialised himself in environmental friendly techniques. Beijar develops film and photographs in coffee and makes cyanotypes.


Claudia Hausfeld (IS/DE)

Claudia Hausfeld (b. 1980) was born in Berlin and lives and works in Reykjavík. She studied photography at the Zürich University of the Arts, Switzerland and graduated from the Art Academy of Iceland in 2012. She has been an active member in several artist run exhibition spaces in Switzerland, Denmark and Iceland. Claudia Hausfeld creates spaces that play with the reliability of the visual. She works primarily with the deconstruction of the photographic image. Memory, perception and the sense of reality that is inherent in photography is being put to a test. Questions about the representation of what is visible are translated into collages, objects and text works, combining photography, sculpture, images and sound.


Elvira Akzigitova (EE)

Elvira Akzigitova (1988) is an analog visual artist from the ex-Soviet cement suburbia in Estonia. Photography is her way of dealing with a shifting and fragmented environment. Her work uncovers the bond between form and content, as well as the ambivalence between intension and chance. After many years of working with digital formats, she came back to the cracks and crunches of film and non-traditional darkroom processes. She chooses in-depth and pure methods of visualisation, as opposed to cold digital detachment.