Niagara

Liisa Lounila

The Niagara Falls on the boarder between The United States and Canada, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area, have been voted as one of the seven wonders of the world. As an eternal and unchained natural wonder the falls offer a chance to experience sublime shiverings by the overpowering sound of the water masses, safeguarded only by a low railing. An industry of attractions have developed around the falls in order to entertain the visitors who are bored by the monotony of the phenomenon of the nature. In the city of Niagara there are a bundle of 3D theatres, in which the experience of the falls is made even ”more real”. Most of us have ”experienced” the falls somewhere else than on the spot. What is not mentioned in the travel guides is that the falls are closed down at midnight and the lights are turned off. As the lights go out, the performance ends, but the sound tells us the falls are still there. The fiction that Niagara falls have been molded to be, is suddenly real as such, just for a moment.

Tuotantovuosi
2009
Kesto
00:01:40
Tyyppi
Genre
Asiasanat
Alkuperäinen nimi
Niagara
Tuotantomaat
United States
Dialogi
Ei
Ääni
Kyllä
Työryhmä
Liisa Lounila (Ohjaaja), Liisa Lounila (Tekijä)
Liisa Lounila (s. 1976) asuu ja työskentelee Helsingissä. Hän on opiskellut Helsingin yliopistossa, Lontoon Slate-yliopistossa ja hän on valmistunut taiteen maisteriksi Kuvataideakatemiasta (2005). Lounila tekee kokeellista elokuvaa ja videotaidetta, valokuvaa ja maalausta. Usein hänen kuvansa ammentavat elokuvista, sensaatiolehdistä, elämäntapalehdistä ja poplyriikoista.