Black & White

Marika Orenius

Black & White is an essayistic and self reflective video. In her workspace, the artist contemplates her idealism and possibilities to influence as an individual and an artist. Behind the main scene, there is a young activist ready to die for her idea. The historical reference assimilates dangers of totalitarian extremism, passive acceptance, and chaotic communication at the present time. What are the consequences of adapting to language, environment, communication, knowledge, tradition, biological heritage, and social culture?

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:07:22
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Black & White
English Title

Black & White

Production Countries
Finland,Spain
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marika Orenius (Author), Jesper Toss (Cinematographer), Marika Orenius (Cinematographer), Martin Dahlström Heuser (Composer), Marika Orenius (Director), Mikko Mällinen (Editor), Marika Orenius (Script), Niko Liinamaa (Sound Design), Marika Orenius (Actor), CfAR / Helsinki Uniarts (Funder), Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder)
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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.