Hannaleena Heiska’s short film Metamorphosis screened at Le FIFA in Canada

Metamorphosis (2022) by Hannaleena Heiska will be screened at Le Festival International du Film sur l’Art (Le FIFA). The Festival is held on March 14-26 2023 in Montréal, Canada and online from March 24 to April 2. The screening of Metamorphosis takes place on March 16 at Théâtre Outremont and it is part of the festival’s “La Nuit de la danse” programme.

What happens when the audience and staff have left and the art begins to live its own life? The work suggests indulging in a viewing experience and surrendering to the introduction of non-verbal narration. Metamorphosis is an experimental short film shot on 16mm black and white film that combines painting and contemporary ballet. The film is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between visual artist Hannaleena Heiska and dancer-choreographer Minna Tervamäki. It was shot in the empty exhibition hall of the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA.

Hannaleena Heiska has actively participated in exhibitions around the world since graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, in 2006. She works with painting, drawing and moving image. Since 2016, Heiska has also been working on multi-disciplinary performances with the dancer and choreographer Minna Tervamäki. Their first collaborative piece Trace received its premiere at Espoo Museum of Modern Art – EMMA in November 2016. Their collaboration is an encounter between two modes of presentation and expression, a work that comes into being and develops in space and time, in which painting and dance, colours and bodily movements, are combined, in tandem with profound interaction between the two artists.

Le Festival International du Film sur l’Art, March 14- April 2 2023, online & Canada.

More information: Le FIFA.

AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.