Alisa Javits (*1984)
Alisa Javits is a visual artist working in Helsinki with video, installation and VJ’ing (realtime visual performance). Alisa Javits was born in St. Petersburg. She graduated from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. In her work, she mixes photographic and filmic working methods. The main theme of the works is the contradiction between the inner and the outer aspects of people.
“Seeing” speaks about ageing, revealing the person under the wrinkled, old skin. It can be hard to see the human behind it, because age is such a strong category. How to see the kid, the young, the adult hiding beneath? They are never gone, just often so invisible. The work is a combination of different memories, separate images, flashbacks and voice-over. It is not a pure portrait of one person, rather a thought about looking, seeing and identification.