Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives travels the world

Elli Vuorinen’s Still Lives (2019) is screened at various international film festivals during the summer. So far, it has been screened in the international competition for experimental short films at Porto Femme IFF (June 18–22, Portugal); in the competition selection of Fest Anča (June 27–30, Slovakia); at Finno-Ugric Film Festival (July 3–7, Estonia); BF Artist Film Festival (July 9, UK) and at dotdotdot Open Air Short Film Festival (July 4–25, Austria).

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.