Adapting

Kristoffer Ala-Ketola

The video combines elements from Finnish culture that can be seen as clichés with similar elements from gay culture. Subjects like loneliness, anxiety, sauna, and karaoke create a unity that reflects the identity of the artist and how it has been modified by the cultural structures. Ala-Ketola places the idea of adapting to a culture into the center of the work and considers how the process of adapting creates anxiety. The video is filmed in the Finnish national landscape by the shore of the lake Pielinen in the national park of Koli in early spring of 2017. Available as a three-channel installation and as a screening version.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:08:14
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Adapting
English Title

Adapting

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (Author), Maria Korkeila (Composer), Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (Director), Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (Editor), Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (Producer), Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (Script), Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (Sound Design), Maria Korkeila (Sound Design), Eetu Sihvonen (3d Animation), Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (Actor)
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Kristoffer Ala-Ketola (1991) is a Finnish artist who works multidisciplinarily between moving image, photography and installation art. Ala-Ketola graduated from the University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts in 2016 and is now doing his master's studies in Yale School of Art in the United States.