Body All Eyes

Saara Ekström

Body All Eyes is a requiem for barren skies in which archaic myths of flying through time and space collide with a technological and pragmatic world. It shows a stratosphere of airplanes, drones and surveillance-satellites that are all-seeing and ever-present eyes –  a privilege that once belonged only to gods and their messengers, the birds. In the 8mm split-screen film the supernatural, mechanical, corporal and transcendental confront and embrace each other. A masked acrobat, creating a performative exchange between human and animal, leads the viewer through a torrent of images into a mysterious world, that undulates in a weightless state between heaven and earth.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:14:39
Type
Tags
Original Title
Body All Eyes
English Title

Body All Eyes

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Saara Ekström (Author), Saara Ekström (Cinematographer), Saara Ekström (Director), Eero Tammi (Editor), Saara Ekström (Producer), Saara Ekström (Script), Heikki Kossi (Sound Design), Oona Kivelä (Actor), Pro Artibus (Funder), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo / AVEK (Funder)
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Saara Ekström works in film, photography, text and installation. Chronotopes where time and place densify, time that nurtures and erodes, the ambivalent desire to both remember and forget are at the core of her art. Ekström’s work has been shown extensively in various museums and festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She received the Finnish media art prize AVEK-award in 2018 and the prizes of SW Finland in 2017, Finnish Art Society in 1995 and the Aboa prize in 1994. She has been the Helsinki Festival Artist in 2005 and was nominated for both Ars Fennica and Carnegie Art Award prizes in 2010.