A Letter to Mother

Laura Horelli

The artist's mother lived in Queens, New York, as a small child in the 1950s. In an imaginary letter, the artist wonders what the city must have signified to her mother, who died young. Further, the fact that her grandparents left Finland and settled in Brazil after the Second World War triggers all kinds of questions.

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Original Title
A Letter to Mother
Finnish Title

Kirje äidille

English Title

A Letter to Mother

Production Countries
Germany,United States,Finland
Laura Horelli (Author), Laura Horelli (Director), Janina Herhoffer (Editor), Laura Horelli (Script), Fulya Peker (Actor), Jeff Sousa (Color Grading), Momentum 7 (Funder), Alfred Kordelinin säätiö (Funder), AVEK (Funder), Ethan Gamache (Sound), Travis Just (Sound Design)
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Laura Horelli (b. 1976, Helsinki) lives in Berlin and works with experimental documentary video. She is interested in representations and mediations of the past taking on a microhistorical approach. Her works have been exhibited at Venice Biennale (2001, 2009), Manifesta 5, (2004), ARS 11, Kiasma (2001, 2011), Galerie Barbara Weiss (2003, 2007, 2011) and Badischer Kunstverein (2014). She has participated in film festivals like Berlinale Forum Expanded (2017, 2018), ISFF Oberhausen (2018), IndieLisboa (2017), Kasseler Dokfest (2013) and CPH:DOX (2009). In 2011, she received the Hannah Höch Prize for Young Artists.