Terra Incognita is the first in a series of single-screen video works grouped under the title ofScenographs.
The aim of the each work is to explore one issue in a single scene. As the title suggests, the intention is to combine the static elements of the photograph with the temporality of video and the idea of a scene as a container for actions or conflict.
In Terra Incognita a car negotiates a roundabout infinitely, unable to reach a conclusion about which direction to take. The work examines the difficulty of making life-changing decisions in a mundane world.
The video is accompanied by a map extract on which all identifying names have been removed.
The work was premiered in Rovaniemi Art Museum in 2008, and an edition was subsequently purchased by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.