To Melt

Minna Långström

Somewhere in time a person carries a package, then drops it to the ground with a crash. Someone else explores the content of the box. The story is repeated in what first appears to be an endless loop. To Melt is an audiovisual poem about intergenerational transmissions of memories. The same story is repeated eight times in the film, with little variation. Two characters are played by seven actors in order to render descriptive notions such as gender irrelevant to the story. The film is about any person, and subsequently the film also explores the concept of identification with characters in films.

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Original Title
Att Smälta
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English Title

To Melt

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Minna Långström (Author), Mikko Levoska (Cinematographer), Minna Långström (Director), Minna Långström (Editor), Jani Lehto (Music), Minna Långström (Script), Jouko Hokkanen (Actor), Pietu Wikström (Actor), Andrea Björkholm (Actor), Risto Erjanko (Actor), Marjatta Korpelainen (Actor), Elias Keränen (Actor), Greta Mandelin (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Oskar Öflundin säätiö (Funder), Erik Kenttä (Lighting), Jonna Karlström (Make-Up), Niko Tiranis (Production Assistant), Mirja Oksanen (Production Assistant), Jani Lehto (Sound Design), Elina Hyvärinen (Sound Design)
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Långström is a media artist and filmmaker. Her artistic work consists of films – short fiction and documentary – as well as cinematic installations, combining moving images with spatial elements. Her work processes tend to be extensive, well researched and interdisciplinary. Her work focuses on social perspectives on technologically mediated narratives and visual technologies, as well as certain political histories and their cinematic influences on the present. The intuitive experience and role of the viewer is a central aspect of her installations.