Infatuation with the Never Ending Past (2022)
Infatuation with the Never Ending Past is constructed from hundreds of scenes and shots which together create a sequence of association, an absurd narrative, and a proposition for an edited history. Ala-Ketola combines vignettes of his personal life with constructed studio imagery to portray a queer journey which juxtaposes the personal and shared, symbolist and documentative, directed and intuitive, archived and edited. Ala-Ketola meditates on the roles of being a director, editor, performer, viewer, subject and object simultaneously by examining his diaristic video clips, recounting them into a fantasy of a past.
Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (b. 1991) is a multidisciplinary artist who graduated from Yale School of Art in 2019. His works have been exhibited in 4th Ward Project Space in Chicago, Shin Gallery in New York, and Kunsthalle Helsinki. His work engages in various psychological phenomena, structures of identity, and queer theory.