Atomic is a poetic journey, which tells the story of one particular jewel. The jewel was commissioned by the US army in 1945. The ornamental stone is radioactive Trinitite, which was born as a side product of the first nuclear test in New Mexico. In this small object merge total violence, beauty, precious, sublime and particular materials and human incompleteness.
beauty, beauty contest winners, gems, media art, military technology, nature, nuclear weapons, physics, radioactivity, time, violence (activity)
HNV Collective (Author), HNV Collective (Cinematographer), Jonatan Sundström (Cinematographer), Ernest Protasiewicz (Cinematographer), HNV Collective (Director), Ernest Protasiewicz (Editor), HNV Collective (Script), Venla Leino (Actor), Saara Kujala (Actor), Anni Harjunpää (Actor), Erik Brücken (Actor), Jouni Heino (Actor), Vilma Nikkarinen (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art RIBOCA2 (Funder), Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Funder), Nordic Cultural Point (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder), Emil Aliyev (Funder), Robert Hefter (Sound Design)
HNV is a collective of three artists from different fields of arts: Felicia Honkasalo, Akuliina Niemi, and Sinna Virtanen. Their works are hybrids between music, theatre and fine arts.