IC-98 – Galleria Heino, Helsinki


Galleria Heino

Uudenmaankatu 16-20, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

+358 9 672 678

info@remove.me @galleriaheino.com


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.


IC-98, Arkhipelago (Navigating the Tides of Time), still-image, sketch, 2013, 3-channel HD-animation, silent, 1920 x 1080 pix
IC-98, Oikoumene, 2012, custom made rotating table (maple, electric motor); architectural model (laser cut steel); real-time HD video with cgi-effects (camera, computer, lcd-screen); double vitrine frame (inkjet on archival paper), ∅74.8 inches, 29.5 x 19.7 inches
IC-98, In large, well-organized termite colonies (with Mikael Brygger & Henriikka Tavi), 2012, labyrinth built from 81 standard retractable belt stanchions, custom printed text on retractable belts, 342.5 x 342.5 inches
IC-98, A View from the Other Side, 2011, HD-animation, 71'00", stereo sound, 1920 x 1080 pix
IC-98, Little Adding Machines for Theses on the Body Politic (In the Labyrinth), 2008/2010, custom made sliding puzzle table (maple, laminate, steel, glass, offset prints), 45.5 x 34.8 x 29.5 inches each