By experimenting with different photographic techniques, Sinervo seeks to provide possible answers to questions about how the universe is structured, and how its structure can be perceived by humans. Referencing James Turrell and Olafur Eliassen, he pays particular attention to the subjective aspect of memory. As with the series Do the Stars Look the Same on the Other Side of the World? (since 2011), Sinervo's enquiry is steered by the challenge of developing methods to capture, fix, and rearrange the visual perception of light, thereby formulating various "scientific viewpoints." At the same time, he has an aesthetic interest in revealing "the subtle beauty" that lies "within expanding space." Sinervo's work incorporates visual and textual material that has emerged historically within the field of astronomy. An important source in this context is the Swedish writer and painter August Strindberg (1849-1912), who developed what he called "Celestographs" in an attempt to create quasi-images of the Earth's orbit.
Mikko Sinervo was born 1981 in Helsinki, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.