Amplifier

Saara Ekström

Time inevitably moves from past to future, passing the present moment. Mankind encloses to time its marks, stains and ruins. On the verge of vast changes time acts abnormally. It leaks, folds and fractures, allowing things belonging elsewhere, to the otherworldly, to
permeate itself. In the 8mm film the Helsinki Olympic Stadium represents a historical paradigm shift. Completed in 1938 the building outlines pure functionalist architecture and stands as a landmark for optimistic utopia and the oblivion on man's neglect of history.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:17:03
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Amplifier
English Title

Amplifier

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Saara Ekström (Author), Saara Ekström (Cinematographer), Saara Ekström (Director), Eero Tammi (Editor), Saara Ekström (Script), Pietu Korhonen (Sound Design), Heikki Vienola (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder)
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Saara Ekström works in film, photography, text and installation. Chronotopes where time and place densify, time that nurtures and erodes, the ambivalent desire to both remember and forget are at the core of her art. Ekström’s work has been shown extensively in various museums and festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She received the Finnish media art prize AVEK-award in 2018 and the prizes of SW Finland in 2017, Finnish Art Society in 1995 and the Aboa prize in 1994. She has been the Helsinki Festival Artist in 2005 and was nominated for both Ars Fennica and Carnegie Art Award prizes in 2010.