Connecting the Earth’s oceans and the cosmos, the five video works included in the programme Ouroboros speak of interspecies relationships, coevolution, and of the fundamental interconnectedness of ecologies, pointing to the necessary planetary alliances that must be recognized, valued, or established to envisage a different future. A seemingly-hypnotic entanglement of sounds, dream-like atmospheres, and liminal states guides us from the deep waters into outer space across the Earth’s intertidal zones, inquiring on the multiple manifestations through which life thrives and evolves in complex endosymbiotic relationships.
The programme is curated by Vanina Saracino and organized by the Finnish Institute in Estonia in collaboration with the artists and AV-arkki – The Centre for Finnish Media Art.
The films included in the programme are:
Tuomas A. Laitinen: Protean Sap (2020, 11:08)
Petra Lindholm: Bystanders (2020, 16:08, in featured image)
Maija Tammi & Charles Quevillon: Unheroic Labours #2 (2020, 11:12)
Jenna Sutela: Holobiont (2018, 10:27)
Kristina Õllek: Nautilus New Era (2018, 11:38)
Ouroboros online film programme, December 21–31 2020, The Finnish Institute in Estonia
More information: The Finnish Institute in Estonia