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Keittiökeskusteluja

‘Kitchen Conversations’ is a 13-minute dialogue, in which a woman asks a man what does love feel like. The visual material consists of two parallel scenes with shared soundtrack. In the time-space of the story, the left-hand image represents the current moment, the present. The embrace scene on the right, shot through the mirror, indicates a hypothetical progression – what might happen. Its mood is conditional. In speech acts, the conditional form is used to express hopes and daydreams. It is the tense of happy endings. In ‘Kitchen Conversations’ the parallelism of the two screens is an attempt “to speak in the conditional” with the language of the moving image.

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English title / Kitchen Conversations
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Keittiökeskusteluja
Original title / Keittiökeskusteluja
Keywords / love, children (age groups), emotions, death, human relations, dialogue, loss
Type / Single channel
Genre / experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:13:14
Language / Finnish
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2006
Cast / Elina Saloranta (Director), Mayreth Söderholm (Actor), Juhani Rajalin (Actor), VISEK / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Jorma Hinkka (Graphic Designer), Mika Niinimaa (Lighting), Mika Niinimaa (Sound), Michael Garner (Translator), Elina Saloranta (Author)
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