Nastja Säde Rönkkö’s Those Who Kept the Light / Seaweed screened at Short Film Night in Lausanne

Nastja Säde Rönkkö’s Those Who Kept the Light / Seaweed (2022, in featured image) has been selected to be screened at the 26th edition of Short Film Night in Lausanne on November 17, Lausanne, Switzerland. The work is a part of the screening titled On a Bien Aimé Le Nord… in Galerie 4 at 20:30.

Those Who Kept the Light explores our dependent relationship with the sea, in a context of queer and feminist maritime narratives. The narratives are told through the context of human and other-than-human love stories; the wind or the ocean are seen as entities with consciousness, emotions and a voice. Those Who Kept the Light investigates the importance of vulnerability, desire and memory through myths and open-ended narratives. Within the wider framework of climate emergency and the role of the fragile ecosystems of the ocean, the project explores the collective mindset of imagination and longing. Unfolding epic and barren Nordic landscapes, the narrator leads the viewer into spaces and places of solace, empowerment and emotion. The project is based on poetic scripts that Nastja Säde Rönkkö wrote while she was traveling in Denmark and Norway in 2020–2021. The work can be shown as an installation or as a single-screen version.

Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. 1985) is an artist living in London and Helsinki. She works with video, performance, installation, participatory art, internet and text. She has exhibited and performed internationally in places such as Somerset House, London, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, SXSW, Austin, TX, Royal Academy of Arts, London, FACT, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Short Film Night in Lausanne, November 17, 2023, Lausanne, Switzerland

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