Airs Above the Ground

Salla Tykkä

The Lipizzan horse is considered to be the oldest extant cultural breed in Europe. The breed dates back to the 16th century when it was created with the support of the Habsburg monarchy. Lipizzan horses were bred to perform the purest form of classical riding, the High School dressage. The finest representatives of Lipizzaner stallions begin training when they are four years old. The horses are born dark and gradually grow lighter until they are completely white. The raison d’être of Lipizzan horse is to bring beauty to humans. We look at the movements of the animal and see a glimpse of our history, present, and future.

Production Year
2010
Duration
00:08:20
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Airs Above the Ground
Finnish Title

Airs Above the Ground

English Title

Airs Above the Ground

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Salla Tykkä (Author), Samuli Saastamoinen (Cinematographer), Salla Tykkä (Editor), Janne Jankeri (Sound Design), Salla Tykkä (Writer)
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Salla Tykkä lives and works in Helsinki. She has been working with photography, video and film since 1996. Her work mainly deals with audiovisual memory and the power structures within the everyday visual narratives. Her works have been seen in various solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Tykkä’s films have also been shown at international film festivals. Her short film Giant won the Canon Tiger Award for Short Film at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014. Tykkä received the AVEK Award for Media Art in 2016.