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Tervaniemi Sari

A short and mysterious "detective story" in four parts. The film presents women who are trying to work out how to dominate or impose upon the physical spaces they find themselves in, which in the work are often vacant or banal locations. The video plays with the conventions of horror films as the camera silently follows these women, the accompanying electronic soundtrack veers between ambience and urgency. The allusive narration calls for the audience to form an interpretation of their own with this mystery.

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Finnish Title
Asiattomilta pääsy kielletty
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Sari Tervaniemi (Author), Sari Tervaniemi (Editor), Sari Tervaniemi (Camera), Pekka Niskanen (Camera), Rita Castroneues (Camera), Timo Muurinen (Sound), Sari Tervaniemi (Sound)
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Sari Tervaniemi is a visual artist from Rovaniemi and currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with a BA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 and with MA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 1999. Tervaniemi works with video and photography. Her works have been shown in several international exhibitions, including White Box in New York, Pristine Gallery in Monterrey, Mexico (2012), the Finnish Museum of Photography (2010) and MUU Gallery (2006) in Helsinki as well as in many film screenings and festivals.