IC-98 – Galleria Heino, Helsinki
IC-98 founded in 1998
Patrik Söderlund: Born 1974 in Turku, Finland
Visa Suonpää: Born 1968 in Tampere, Finland
IC-98 is interested in events which didn’t take place, fantastic connections between things, heresies and pure systems of thought, the presence of history in everyday life; the body politic, social formations and architectural constructions, control mechanisms and techniques of escaping them.
The medium of choice always follows the context, its history and the present situation, and the objectives in question. IC-98 does a lot of research, both empirical and archival. Traditional research is combined with intuitive and personal considerations. The final works – drawings, animated films, books or installations – are ambiguous mashups constructed from diverse sources of information. They are stagings, a theatre where the world according to IC-98 is played out. All IC-98 projects can be characterized as narrative constructs, blueprints of the possible or scripts for action, which act as condensations of diverse fluxes, both linguistic and affective. In general, what IC-98 is after, is the virtual.