Anni Puolakka’s Diamond Belly (2018) has been chosen to be screened at Frauen Film Fest in Germany. IFFF is held in Dortmund and online from June 15 – 20.
The film has been chosen to be screened as part of the Focus Programme. This year’s theme for the programme is The Connection: Between Plants, Humans and Other Animals. Films chosen focus on more-than-human perspectives: what if we stopped seeing humans as exceptional beings at the centre of our existence?
Diamond Belly is part of the Focus: Short Film Programme I, which is available online June 15 – 19. The film explores love and companionship between a human artist, the bot and mosquitoes. The human offers their body as a nourishing ‘baguette’ to the diamond-bellied mosquitoes, envisioning the flies’ bio-chemistry in complementary with their own haematic cycle.
Anni Puolakka (born in Oulu, Finland) is based in Helsinki and makes performances, videos, installations, drawings and texts in which biographical materials are incorporated into fictional worlds. Their works play with the boundaries and potential of human animals as they seek meaningful and vibrant – sometimes drowsy or dirty – involvement with other beings, objects and surroundings.
International Frauen Film Fest, 15–20 June 2021, Dortmund, Germany and online
More information: IFFF