Balancing Forces

Ewa Gorzna

Balancing forces is a two-channel video installation based on two parallel, corresponding stories of an archer and a tightrope walker. The archer stands firmly on the ground, holding the power to release the tension and activate energy. The tightrope walker balances his body on the thin line. Weightless and suspended above the ground. A state of balance can be obtained when different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. The relation between competing forces is reflected through the mutual impact of the protagonists' actions. The tension of their metaphorical relationship fluctuates between an unconscious desire for domination and a natural ability to counteract conflicts. Videos are screened as two separate synchronized projections. Projection screens are placed next to each other at a slight angle with a certain distance between the screens.

Production Year
2013
Duration
00:08:48
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Balancing forces
Finnish Title

Balancing Forces

English Title

Balancing Forces

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Ewa Gorzna (Author), Ewa Gorzna (Director), Ewa Gorzna (Script), Topi Äikäs (Actor), Tero Lehtoranta (Actor), Ewa Gorzna (Editor), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), Katarzyna Miron (Sound), Ewa Gorzna (Sound)
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Ewa Górzna (b. 1982 in Poland) is a visual artist living in Helsinki, Finland since 2007. Górzna works with video and video installation. She has graduated in art education at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland (2006) and from Time and Space Arts at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (2012). Her works have been presented in exhibitions and festivals.