Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives (2019) was selected for the screening competition of Videomedeja, held in Novi Sad, Serbia, from October 10–12. Earlier this month, it was screened in the international short film competition of Milano Film Festival, held from October 4–10, and in the International Animation Competition of Sedicorto International Film Festival, held from October 4–13.
In Still Lives, 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.
Elli Vuorinen is an animation artist who lives and works in rural Finland. Her works often balance between surreal, delightful and disgusting. Although her approach is often humoristic the films deal with significant themes of melancholy, solitude and hope. Vuorinen’s style is versatile – blending of minimal and handcrafted, she creates works that are playful and bold. Different animation techniques inspire her work. Vuorinen’s farm studio allows her to work with everything between large scale stop motion to 2D computer animation.
The 23rd International Video Festival Videomedeja, October 10–12 2019, Novi Sad, Serbia
Milano Film Festival, October 4–10, Italy
Sedicorto International Film Festival, October 4–13 2019, Forlì, Italy