Altered Breaths, Future Feelings

Nastja Säde Rönkkö

Altered Breaths, Future Feelings is a video born out of a sensibility that we are at the end of the world as we know it: current ecological, political and technological narratives and histories are volatile and unstable. A narrator from an undefined future discusses love, hope, future, beginnings, myths, environmental disasters and vanished species. The video investigates possible ends of an era, its entangled histories, open-ended narratives and flux identities. It aims to carefully glimpse into the possible futures of humankind and otherkind: the vital necessity for co-dependence and urgency to remember, preserve and act now.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:08:25
Type
Tags
Original Title
Altered Breaths, Future Feelings
English Title

Altered Breaths, Future Feelings

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Author), Iris Kärkkäinen (Cinematographer), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Cinematographer), Timo Kaukolampi (Composer), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Director), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Editor), Heli Kota (Editor), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Producer), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Script), Timo Kaukolampi (Sound Design), Julia Vogl (Actor), Tampereen taidemuseo - Tampere Art Museum (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), Timo Kaukolampi (Performer)
Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. 1985) is an artist living in London and Helsinki. She works with video, performance, installation, participatory art, internet and text. She has exhibited and performed internationally in places such as Somerset House, London, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, SXSW, Austin, TX, Royal Academy of Arts, London, FACT, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Recent solo exhibitions include for those yet to be, EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (2020), Altered Breaths, Future Feelings at Tampere Art Museum, Finland and for your charred bones and restless soul, Aboa Vetus, Art Nova, Turku, Finland (2019). She is the 35th recipient of the Young Artist of the Year 2019 title and award. Forthcoming projects include Glasgow International ja XXV Mänttä Art Festival 2021.