108 Beats

Sophia Ehrnrooth

108 Beats (2018) is a single-channel video, in which various footballs float against a black background, pulsing to the rhythm of a heartbeat. All the footballs shown have been donated by junior football clubs in the Helsinki area. Each worn ball has had a football-loving heart practicing and dreaming with it. Number 108 has a symbolic meaning in many religions around the world: In both Buddhist and Hindu traditions 108 bead rosaries (malas) are used for prayer and meditation.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:10:16
Type
Genre
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Original Title
108 Lyöntiä
Finnish Title

108 Lyöntiä

English Title

108 Beats

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sophia Ehrnrooth (Author), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Cinematographer), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Director), Kunstventures (Editor), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Editor), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Script), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Sound Design), Kunstventures (Sound Design)
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Based in Helsinki, Sophia Ehrnrooth is a versatile visual artist workin on painting, photography, media art and film. Her works about football culture have been on view in Sarajevo, Rome, Kioto, Helsinki, and Porvoo. The short film Dream of Championship (2017) has travelled international film festivals and was nominated with a honorary mention at DocPoint 2018.