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.
Sophia Ehrnrooth (Author), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Cinematographer), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Director), Kunstventures (Editor), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Editor), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Producer), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Script), Kunstventures (Sound Design), Sophia Ehrnrooth (Sound Design), Kunstventures (Producer)
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.