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Bremerin painajainen
Bremerin painajainen
Bremerin painajainen
Bremerin painajainen

Robert Bremer (1777-1844) was a Finnish miner, factory owner, alchemist and astronomer who predicted a deluge that would flood over the city of Turku in 1827. He had boats attached underneath the windows of his family members in case the water would start rising some night. However, since the deluge never came, he built a church in the village of Teijo to thank his God for being only an errant human being. In “Bremer’s nightmare” there is an old wooden child’s bed tilted in a corner of a dark room. There is a video of blurry white waves of black sea water projected onto the bed and a saxophone sound that resembles a foghorn, coming from beneath or within the bed.

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English title / Bremer's Nightmare
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Bremerin painajainen
Original title / Bremerin painajainen
Keywords / migration, religion, factories, history, environment, climate changes, alchemy, flood, god
Type / Installation
Genre / Installation
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:00:00
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2017
Cast / Marja Viitahuhta (Cinematographer), Taneli Viitahuhta (Composer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Marja Viitahuhta (Editor), Alfred Kordelin Foundation / - (Funder), TAIKE / - (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto / Finnish Cultural Foundation / - (Funder), Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Marja Viitahuhta (Sound Design), Taneli Viitahuhta (Sound Design)
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