Suburban Studies: Vocabulary

Juha Mäki-Jussila
New work

In the beginning the earth was plain and empty. Then things began to appear. Soon there wasn't any free space left. The work studies how the world is constructed. The answers are zoomed through a 3rd floor window.

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Welcome to Selina Strong´s Ballet School

Anneli Nygren
New work

Some years ago the hearts of the American audience were captivated by Annabel Lawrence, "the biggest ballet dancer in the world". Following the example of Annabel, millions of chubby children flooded to the ballet schools of which the most famous is the one of Selina Strong's.

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Transmission

Pekka Sassi
New work
Transmission is an abstract science fiction short film. It is a visual presentation of radiation and signals somewhere in space and time. The voice-over in the end of the film says: … this is the last transmission from the year 2086. After this there will not be any transmission ever. Be aware of the following serial... Read more »

Photograph of The Sea

Elena Näsänen
New work

The film consists of two sequences: one in the room and the other at the beach. The story is told by the sound. No characters are visible. The camera shows what the characters see.

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Staying

Hanne Ivars
New work

The protagonist tries to grasp the presence by analyzing it. The monologue concerning subconscious is based on C.G.Jung’s essay “Encounter the unconscious”.

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Wave

Pekka Sassi
New work
Throbbing lights with two sounds simultaneously fading in and out. Read more »

2=2+1=3

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
New work

A minimalist study on group dynamics. A man appears between two women. 

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Angelo

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
New work
A scrutiny on choreography from an unusual perspective. The video begins with a sequence where a pair of shoes is painted yellow. Then a found film footage takes us to a game of musical chairs. One of us always falls in the empty gap. Rest of the video documents a dance on a glass plate, shot from beneath the... Read more »

Haarband

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
New work

In a hypnotic video, the artist’s head is soaked in blue colour. But the hair keep swaying and cascading, following their organic routes.

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Head Movements

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
New work

A study on movement. The artist turns her head, wrapped in gauze, slower and slower, and finally extremely slowly from side to side. The video approaches the problems of perceiving time. 

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Pflaster/Haut

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
New work

The artist carefully covers her entire face with plasters and then removes them slowly. The work comments on the female beauty industry and plastic surgery, resulting to a monstrous face freeze. 

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Sinisukka 1948

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
New work

A child’s hands play with a small lizard. A woman’s fingers are masked as blue stockings. First, they caress a thick dark hair. Then the blue stockings perform a mysterious choreography on a looking glass.

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Trip

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
New work

Sensual and smooth as a touch of goldfish on your skin. The lady wearing heavy make-up is paralleled with a goldfish in a bowl. 

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Body

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl
New work
A documentation of a performance from late September 1979. At first, we see only small spots of light that start to take a shape of a body. Little by little, these spots approach the audience and turn out to be lights attached to the performer. There are two television screens with static noise. The light-body keeps... Read more »