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The camera transports the viewer through the dreamlike, delirious and dilapidated rooms of an aquarium that opened in Copenhagen in 1939. The organic merges with the mechanical as time drives these opposite elements towards a joint destruction.

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English title / Phantasma
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Phantasma
Original title / Phantasma
Keywords / digital technology, time, memories, history, water, aquariums, fishes, depth, reflection, illusions, allegories, organic substances, transcendence, melancholy, aesthetics, minerals, sediments, weightlessness, decay
Type / Installation
Genre / Installation, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:09:49
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2016
Cast / Thom Vink (Cinematographer), Mika Vainio (Composer), Saara Ekström (Director), Eero Tammi (Editor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Kone Foundation / - (Funder), Svenska Kulturfonden / - (Funder), Saara Ekström (Author), Mika Vainio (Sound Design)
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