At the Water's Edges

Rita Jokiranta

At the Water’s Edges is a multichannel video installation about rising seas, the climate change and a big city. The work employs New York City as an example—due to its long and shallow shoreline, the city is very vulnerable to storms and flooding. The structure of the work is episodic and controlled by random and repetition. The presentation plays with visibility as the momentary urban views and glimpses of life in the city’s coastal areas slowly disappear in dramatized waves. The work comprises a soundscape.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:36:02
Type
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Original Title
At the Water's Edges
English Title

At the Water's Edges

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Rita Jokiranta (Author), Rita Jokiranta (Cinematographer), Rita Jokiranta (Director), Rita Jokiranta (Editor), Rita Jokiranta (Producer), Rita Jokiranta (Script), Rita Jokiranta (Sound Design), Jeff Talman (Sound Design), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York (Funder)
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Rita Jokiranta mainly works with multi-channel video installations and photography. Her art frequently explores the dynamic between image, event and interpretation. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, events and film festivals in Finland and widely elsewhere in Europe.