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Clément Beraud: Trees 2.0 (2018, 01:59)
Everything disappears, one way or another. Will our environmental amnesia lead us to replace nature completely with digital reality? This film is part of a wider project “Stratum”, which combines photography and video installation. The film has been made during the AARK A.I.R program in Korpo, Finland.
Arja Kärkkäinen: Illusory Curtains (2014, 13:14)
Illusory Curtains is a 3-channel video installation that deals with the breakdown of reality under pressure. The hectic life of the characters sneaks into the nights, into the only moments of rest; sleep, which eventually becomes an obligation among all. Sleep and resting has to be performed because it is part of the normal schedule.
David Muth: Footnote #03: Gold & Clouds (2018, 03:30)
According to the French poststructuralist philosopher Jean Baudrillard, everyday life unfolds in a system of signs, a “car” for example implies “driving pleasure”, “progress”, or “independence”. The video piece “Footnote #03: Gold & Clouds” aims to reflect on the object “aircraft”: a golden plane calmly glides through a landscape of digital clouds. A view from the back, cut, a view from the front, cut, another view – sequences both comforting and slightly uncanny, accompanied by a minimal soundtrack.
Elli Vuorinen: Still Lives (2019, 06:02)
The concept of busy stillness is explored from various standpoints as museum artefacts from all around the world reflect on the mundane challenges of modern life.
Annette Arlander: Trees in Victoria (Apollo Bay) (2016, 14:30)
“In July 2016, I stand with old fir trees for a camera on tripod in a town called Apollo Bay in Victoria, Southern Australia. The close-up to the left is of the same tree I stand next to on the right.”
Annette Arlander: Trees in Victoria (Lorne) (2016, 13:14)
In July 2016 I stand with old fir trees for a camera on tripod in a town called Lorne in Victoria, Southern Australia. The close-up to the left is of the same tree I stand next to on the right.
Hinni Huttunen: Video of a fat person not eating in it (2017, 11:42)
In contrast to all the other representations of fat people, this is a video of a fat person not eating in it. The setting of the scene reflects the setup of a talk show stage. The fat person is sitting still and looking at the camera.
Arja Kärkkäinen: Love Letter 0 (2015, 01:00)
Love letter is a series of one minute video performances speculating the difficulty in admitting or expressing ones affection towards the other. In relationships love is often confessed but seldom asked for: “would you love me?”. On the other hand, Love letter 0 does not specify if its message is a request or command.
Sara Pathirane: Attempt to Push a Mountain (2018, 01:59)
A gesture on camera. The fog covers the landscape making it flat. The distant mountain seems to be near. The artist tries to push it but fails. The film is shot in China on Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain famous from classical paintings. Thousands of photographs are taken there every day even when the view is covered in fog. The mountain has been depicted in art for centuries in changing weather conditions.
Sara Pathirane: Holding Clouds (2018, 09:40)
Holding Clouds depicts a choreography on Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain in China. The mount Huang is famous from the old Chinese shan shui – mountain-water ink paintings. Still now the landscape gathers people to witness it. The view itself is often covered in clouds, only a peak of a mountain hovering in the sight. Still a thousand photos are taken there every day. People pose for photos in front of the landscape. The rythm of the visitors’ gestures, the reaching out, pointing, holding the air and touching the mountains formulates a choreography for the mountain. Chilean composer Fernando Munizaga’s piece Mi última palabra china (My last Chinese word) binds the poses into a broken language, an attempt to get hold of tones and diftongs hidden in the grayscale of the moving clouds. The music is based on discoveries Munizaga made in the field of phonetic analysis of Mandarin language. There is a constant movement, with rather simple materials and gestures.
Ilkka Pitkänen: Alienation (2019, 05:25)
A video performance on alienation.