Elina Oikari’s Govadas (2018, in featured image) and Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s Multi-Faith Prayer Room (2020) will be screened in the Finnish Focus at Concorto Film Festival, held online from August 21–28.
Govadas explores the contradiction and harmony between humans and nature through Sámi poetry. The cyclical perception of time among the only indigenous people living in the European Union is presented in the work as unfolding forms and layers based on the archive material from the 1940’s and the super 8 mm film footage from 2010’s. Govadas creates a kinetic meditation on time, memory, landscape and the ruptures between them.
Animated drawing Multi-faith Prayer Room combines limbo zones of travelling to assosiativeness of memory. Constantly shaping animation juxtaposes images from transit areas of airports and humanised birds to fragmented written narration. The starting point of the work is Heathrow airport’s hybridised prayer room.
Concorto Film Festival, August 21–28 2021, Online
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