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7BPM

7BPM (7 beats per minute) depicts a nocturnal thunderstorm in Chinle, Arizona. Set at night, the dreamlike still image looks over a painterly, artificially illuminated small moss surrounded by darkness. A hypnotic, monotonic choir of frogs and crickets create a continuous soothing audio background to a thunder trapped in a nearby canyon. The lightnings appear in an unnaturally steady pattern, exposing the surrounding open landscape behind the lit foreground. For a split second the view resembles a set from a horror movie. The ever-present thunder storm, associated with divine and destructive powers, leaves the foreground and the viewer untouched and irritatingly safe to his/her own private area.

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English title / 7BPM
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / 7BPM
Original title / 7BPM
Keywords / nature, darkness
Type / Single channel
Genre / Installation, landscape and nature
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:14:38
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2013
Cast / Liisa Lounila (Director), Sebastian Tesch (Sound), Liisa Lounila (Author)
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