Unlearn is a verb that stands out for discarding something out of one’s memory, whether it is learning out of old habits or ways of doing things. In order to have space for growth, there is a need to get rid of old habits and behaviors that no longer serve. 

Unlearning is a series of photographs started in 2020. In the series, the poetry of the everyday is presented with a harsh approach and minimal retouching, which leads to an aesthetic of grit and raw emotion. Stillness being one of the characterizing themes of the project.

Niko Tampio: Unlearning, The Sibelius Museum, Turku, Finland, 2021.