Laura Horelli’s Uutisten aika (Newstime, 2019) is included in the streaming programme “Imagined Community IV – Broadcastig” by etc. galerie, based in Prague, Czech Republic. The programme will be online until December 9.
Premiered in Forum Expanded strand of Berlinale in 2019, “Newstime” is a found footage film which discusses cultural differences, being an outsider, the Namibian independence struggle, and Finland’s long-term ties with the southern African country. Ellen Namhila recites her autobiography “The Price of Freedom”. Namhila spent seven years in Tampere in the 1980s as a refugee on a scholarship, studying library science.
Laura Horelli (b. 1976, Helsinki) lives in Berlin and works with experimental documentary video. She is interested in representations and mediations of the past taking on a microhistorical approach. Her works have been exhibited at Venice Biennale (2001, 2009), Manifesta 5, (2004), ARS 11, Kiasma (2001, 2011), Galerie Barbara Weiss (2003, 2007, 2011) and Badischer Kunstverein (2014). She has participated in film festivals like Berlinale Forum Expanded (2017, 2018), ISFF Oberhausen (2018), IndieLisboa (2017), Kasseler Dokfest (2013) and CPH:DOX (2009). In 2011, she received the Hannah Höch Prize for Young Artists.
Imagined Community IV – Broadcasting, November 12 – December 9 2020, etc. galerie, Czech Republic & online
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