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.

Production Year
2015
Duration
00:07:06
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Att Smälta
Finnish Title

Sulaminen

English Title

To Melt

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Långström (Author), Mikko Levoska (Cinematographer), Minna Långström (Director), Minna Långström (Editor), Jani Lehto (Music), Minna Långström (Script), Pietu Wikström (Actor), Jouko Hokkanen (Actor), Marjatta Korpelainen (Actor), Risto Erjanko (Actor), Elias Keränen (Actor), Andrea Björkholm (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), Elina Hyvärinen (Sound Design), Jani Lehto (Sound Design)
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Minna Långström is a media artist who works with short film and installation. Through visual experimentation, her works often deal with screen based visual culture in relation to the subjective human experience. Some of her participatory installations focusses on social perspectives on technologically mediated narratives, while her more recent short films and immersive installations deal with certain political histories - and their influences on the present.