Birds

Marika Orenius

Three women, the artist and her sisters, sit on a sofa and recite lines from Anton Checkhov's play Three Sisters. The theme of the play is the longing for freedom. The tension of being filmed and and the examination of one's presence through words can be seen in their reading. Slow-motion images of flying birds are cut into the sequence to give a moment of relief from the 'tormenting' filming situation. The references to Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds are a comment on our common consciousness, which develops through popular films and culture.

Production Year
2004
Duration
00:04:04
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Birds
Finnish Title
Linnut
English Title
Birds
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marika Orenius (Author), Marika Orenius (Director), Erik Harald (Camera), Jesper Toss (Camera), Marika Orenius (Camera), Erik Harald (Sound)
Marika Orenius is a PhD from the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. Orenius graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, with additional studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Valand School of Fine Arts at the University of Gothenburg. She works with moving image, photography, drawing, performance art and installation art. She has participated in exhibitions, festivals and screenings in Finland and internationally since the mid-1990s.