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Ohut kalvo / Den Tunna Hinnan (Installaatio)
Ohut kalvo / Den Tunna Hinnan (Installaatio)
Ohut kalvo / Den Tunna Hinnan (Installaatio)
Ohut kalvo / Den Tunna Hinnan (Installaatio)
Ohut kalvo / Den Tunna Hinnan (Installaatio)
Ohut kalvo / Den Tunna Hinnan (Installaatio)

‘Thin Membrane’ is a video installation with an immersive five-channel soundtrack. The installation consists of a built-in structure representing a part of a wall of a residential house. On the wall there is a window. The window acts as a frame for the video. The video shows what would be seen through the window; a group of friends having a nice dinner together. However, the dinner is occasionally interrupted by electric cuts, darkening the window. When the glass is darkened, a reflection of the viewer is seen on the window’s glass surface, the thin film or membrane that separates the viewer from the people inside. The film is inspired by a short story about the theatrical rituals of an early 20th-century aristocratic family, from the book ‘Berättelser om Natten’ by Peter Høeg. ‘Thin Membrane’ transfers this setting to a contemporary petite bourgeois version, reducing the narrative to that of witnessing the ceremonies of creating togetherness, and perhaps otherness as a negative side effect of a ‘positive’ project.

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English title / Thin Membrane (Installation)
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Ohut Kalvo / Den Tunna Hinnan (Installaatio)
Original title / Ohut kalvo / Den Tunna Hinnan (Installaatio)
Keywords / feminism, family (phenomena), fiction
Type / Installation
Genre / landscape and nature, political commentary, still life
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:30:00
Sound format / Dolby Surround 5.1
Year / 2013
Cast / Ville Tanttu (Cinematographer), Minna Långström (Director), Minna Långström (Editor), Arts Council of Finland / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Kimmo Vänttinen (Sound), Minna Långström (Script), Minna Långström (Author)
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