A gesture on camera. The fog covers the landscape making it flat. The distant mountain seems to be near. The artist tries to push it but fails. The film is shot in China on Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain famous from classical paintings. Thousands of photographs are taken there every day even when the view is covered in fog. The mountain has been depicted in art for centuries in changing weather conditions.
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English title / Attempt to Push a Mountain
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Yritys työntää vuori
Original title / Attempt to Push a Mountain
Keywords / conceptual art, environment, media criticism
Type / Single channel
Genre / experimental
Country / Finland, China
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:01:59
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Silent
Year / 2018
Cast / Henrik Amberla (Cinematographer), Sara Pathirane (Director), Sara Pathirane (Editor), TAIKE / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo (Funder), Sara Pathirane (Script), Sara Pathirane (Author)