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The Original Position
The Original Position

The Original Position consists of a color video projection with sound, and a framed newspaper photograph. The newspaper photograph, taken in a courtroom in the Helsinki district court was published as part of a press article on the trial of Markus Pentikäinen, a press photographer arrested during a demonstration against EU-Asia summit in Helsinki in 2006. He was accused of disobeying the police orders. The photograph shows Pentikäinen taking a picture of the interior of the courtroom, while he himself is being photographed by two other photographers in the same room. Finally, the picture as we see it is a take on the situation by a fourth photographer outside the frame of the image. The photograph from the newspaper serves as a guide, a sort of a script for the movement of the camera in the video.

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English title / The Original Position
Original title / The Original Position
Keywords / body image and culture, media, violence, structuralism
Type / Single channel
Genre / personal narrative, political commentary, documentary, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:03:57
Language / Finnish, Spanish; Castilian
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2010
Cast / Sami Kustila (Cinematographer), Diego Bruno (Director), Diego Bruno (Editor), Diego Bruno (Script), Diego Bruno (Author), Diego Bruno (Sound Design)
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