The vast grandeur of sublimity is impossible to fully absorb, comprehend or articulate; leaving so much more for further reflection. The contradictions within sublimity and Finnish “kaiho” are the foundation of Ylevä where memory and history are constructed through technological limitations.  As with memory over time, technology fails, leaving us without the full picture but longing for mere fragments, vignettes of connection, experience and feeling.

This is a clip real of each of the six chanels

Looking For Adam Gibson: 'Going to the Sauna of Lonely Hearts (Haukijärvi, Finland)'

This is a video response to a winter video made in 2012 by Adam Gibson.  Like Adam I travel to the Sauna of Lonely Hearts.  Although my journey to the sauna takes a different path during a different season, I too am left lonely and alone.


This is one side of an abandoned conversation. The name of the piece references an event in the sauna where cool water is scooped from a bucket with a long handled spoon and thrown onto the hot sauna rocks. The resulting steam and heat is both oppressive and at the same time comforting.

Thinking of You #1

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a caged bird

A caged bird has nothing but the will to escape. In desperation, she beats her wings and flings herself against the bars; the cage's latch can only be opened from outside, and the bird's owner holds the key. Even if the bird escapes it may perish, having no knowledge of the world. Perhaps a passer-by will see that cage, and the bird within struggling to escape, and will bend the bars apart so that the bird can squeeze through.

 © 2021 by Susan E. Evans     #susaneevans

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