Aino

Harri Larjosto

Aino is a poetic video about the relations between male, female and water. Images, music by Ismo Laakso and poem by Marko Uolamo are binding the levels to the slowly running enigma. The title refers to the fate of Aino in Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

Production Year
2002
Duration
00:09:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Aino
Finnish Title
Aino
English Title
Aino
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Harri Larjosto (Author), Ismo Laakso (Composer), Harri Larjosto (Director), Harri Larjosto (Script)
Press Photos
Harri Larjosto is an artist from Turku who currently lives in Vantaa, Finland. He graduated from the University of Turku in 1976 and worked as a lecturer in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2002–08. He has participated in exhibitions since 1978 and has for over fifty years explored images and tested the limits of different artistic disciplines. Larjosto's videos have been presented in many European countries, Japan and the USA. Larjosto is one of the founding artists of the Finnish avant-garde group “Ö group” who in the 1980s shook the art world and society with their humorous criticism. As a poetic and absurd humorist, Larjosto wants to depict the energy of chances and changed views. Larjosto was awarded with the Finland Prize by the Finnish State in 2006, and he received artist pension in 2014.