Salla Tykkä’s Lasso (2000) is screened in VISITE film programme at the cultural centre Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium from August 11–19. Visite is a multi-day film festival in the presence of the makers. The festival has invited nine artists to present their work and asked them to bring along another movie to discuss what inspires them. Filmmaker Maxim Hectors chose Salla Tykkä’s film in addition to short films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Cécile B. Evans.
The screening takes place on Saturday, August 12 at 20:30.
In Lasso, a woman sees a powerful man behind the window. Lasso exposes a moment in a young woman’s life; moment at which one’s inability to face the other – or oneself, even – is squeezed into a powerful sensation somewhere on the edge of the unreal.
“Lasso uses traditional cinematographic codes in a hyperconscious manner to elevate an almost banal event to an emotionally complex spectacle”, Maxim Hectors states in his programme notes.
Salla Tykkä lives and works in Helsinki. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki 2003. She has been working with photography, video and film since 1996. Her work mainly deals with audiovisual memory and the power structures within the everyday life visual narratives. Her works have in recent years been seen in solo and group exhibitions in London, Norrköping, Amsterdam, New York and Paris, and she has participated in Biennale of Sydney (2010) and Venice Biennale (2001). Tykkä’s films have also been shown at international film festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2007), Tribeca Film Festival in New York (2003) and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2003, 2002). Tykkä received the AVEK Award for Media Art in 2015.
VISITE, Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium, August 11–19 2017
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