Attempt to Push a Mountain

Sara Pathirane

A gesture on camera. The fog covers the landscape making it flat. The distant mountain seems to be near. The artist tries to push it but fails. The film is shot in China on Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain famous from classical paintings. Thousands of photographs are taken there every day even when the view is covered in fog. The mountain has been depicted in art for centuries in changing weather conditions.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:01:59
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Attempt to Push a Mountain
Finnish Title

Yritys työntää vuori

English Title

Attempt to Push a Mountain

Production Countries
Finland,China
Dialogue
No
Sound
No
Cast
Sara Pathirane (Author), Henrik Amberla (Cinematographer), Sara Pathirane (Director), Sara Pathirane (Editor), Sara Pathirane (Producer), Sara Pathirane (Script), Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Sara Pathirane

Born: 1985

Sara Pathirane’s work deals with the tradition of landscape painting and the problematics of taking a picture. As shooting locations for her videos she uses nature areas known from movies and paintings, shifting between the everyday and the fiction. She works with video, painting and live-installations. Pathirane lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Accademia Albertina in Torino. Her works have been shown for example at Taiga-Space, Saint-Petersburg (2016), Colombo Art Biennale (2016) and Kiasma (2010, 2013).