Baigneurs

Elina Brotherus

A three-channel video installation, ‘Baigneurs’ shows people swimming naked in the sea and the lakes in Finland. The slow movement is cyclical, like waves: the swimmers go in and out of the water. The colour of water, reflections and movement play an important role in this silent work which examines beauty through the (National) Romanticist landscape and the classical bather motif.

Production Year
2003
Duration
00:14:13
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Baigneurs
Finnish Title
Baigneurs
English Title
Baigneurs
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Elina Brotherus (Author)
Press Photos
Elina Brotherus lives and works in Finland and France. She holds an MFA degree in Photography from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The photographs and videos of Brotherus deal with subjective experiences, the presence and absence of love as well as more formal issues. Her current work is centered on the relation of the human figure and landscape, and on the gaze of an artist on his/her model. Her works have been shown widely in Finland and abroad, including Saatchi Gallery in London (2012), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark (2012), Gallery Heino (2012), Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (2012), and many others.

42 works