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Jaakko Pallasvuo’s video Icarus confronts the audience with the unsparing self-reflection of the position of a young Finnish artist and his relation to his work, his audience and peers. What usually remains behind the scene takes centre stage here: the discomfort with the endless barrage of small talk during openings, the deep hole of depression that can follow a successful international presentation, the self indulgence of the local art scene. We see a protagonist as he hides in the toilet of a museum and follow him on a ride in the roller coaster of a Helsinki amusement park.

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English title / Icarus
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Icarus
Original title / Icarus
Keywords / symbolism, colours
Type / Single channel
Genre / personal narrative, political commentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:08:40
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2012
Cast / Jaakko Pallasvuo (Cinematographer), Mikko Gaestel (Cinematographer), Holy Other / - (Composer), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Director), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Editor), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Script), Jaakko Pallasvuo (Author)
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