A young Japanese woman arrives to spend a day and night in Helsinki. She goes around by tram photographing buildings by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Her pilgrimage takes her to the Finlandia Hall, Stora Enso’s Head Office, Aalto’s own home and his studio. This laconically constructed work takes us on a hypnotic journey into the main character’s inner world, and to Aalto’s buildings.
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English title / Passerby
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Ohikulkija
Original title / Ohikulkija
Keywords / urban space, travel, photography
Type / Single channel
Genre / landscape and nature, performance art, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:23:22
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2013
Cast / Jussi Eerola (Cinematographer), Pekka Sassi (Composer), Elena Näsänen (Director), Kone Foundation / - (Funder), Alvar Aalto Museum / - (Funder), Arts Promotion Centre Finland / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Tomi Lakonen (Gaffer), Seera Rytkölä (Graphic Designer), Matleena Kuusela (Lighting Assistant), Elena Näsänen (Script), Elena Näsänen (Author), Anne Tolkkinen (Sound Design)