Blossom

Marja Viitahuhta

A collage with animated blooming and flowers, forming new shapes due to the mirror effect placed on them, accompanied by a soundtrack composed out of sounds from the rainforests. On the one hand, the work admires the beauty, diversity, sensuality and fragility of nature, as well as it on the other hand mourns the current loss in biodiversity and our instrumentalised relation to nature. The installation version of the work is a projection on a round wooden screen. This version, with credits, has been edited for screening contexts or to be watched from screen. 

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:05:32
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Blossom
Finnish Title

Kukinto

English Title

Blossom

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Marja Viitahuhta (Composer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Marja Viitahuhta (Editor), Marja Viitahuhta (Producer), Marja Viitahuhta (Script), Marja Viitahuhta (Sound Design)
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Marja Viitahuhta (formerly Mikkonen) is a Helsinki-based media artist and filmmaker. Her works range from films, performances and installations to photography and collage. She holds a BA degree in performance art from the Turku Polytechnic Arts Academy and an MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. She has been awarded internationally at Cannes (Cinéfondation), Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Mediawave and L’Alternativa film festivals. Viitahuhta's recurring themes focus on perception and experience of female protagonists. Her works deconstruct individual identities, memories, or the idealised imagery of nations and landscapes. Her work often speaks in an intimate and personal tone and deals with existence and mortality. The text and image are set in a dialogue in Viitahuhta’s experimental language. Viitahuhta often bases her work on documentary filmmaking, archive material and found images as well as interviews.