Diving deep into the often obscure global flow of materials, in this instance copper, The Powder of Sympathy sets in motion a frantic flow of images combined with feverish pounding, hissing and rattling sounds sourced from West Africa, the USA and China. The healing properties of copper are juxtaposed with its conductive role in the development and continuity of electricity-dependent modern societies. It is a hypnotic journey to the material mediation of our existence.
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English title / The Powder of Sympathy
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / The Powder of Sympathy
Original title / The Powder of Sympathy
Keywords / science, conceptual art, technology, environment, colours, snakes, copper
Type / Single channel
Genre / environmental issues, political commentary, experimental
Country / Finland, United States, Benin, China
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:08:36
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2015
Cast / Tuomas A. Laitinen (Cinematographer), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Director), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Editor), Jenna Sutela (Essayist), Yuan Z (Actor), HIAP / - (Funder), TAIKE / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Matti Ahopelto (Music), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Music), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Author), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Sound Design)