Calling the Dragon 1-4 (Bell)

Annette Arlander

I call the dragon by ringing a bell on the roof of the bunker on Harakka Island once a week for a year in such a way that only the sound of the bell is heard, in four directions: 1) facing North, 2) facing East, 3) facing South, and 4) facing West. The video was recorded in four parts, in four directions from the roof of the bunker in the southern part of Harakka Island, approximately once a week between February 4, 2012 and February 3, 2013. The four parts of the work can be shown in sequence or individually.

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Original Title
Calling the Dragon 1-4 (Bell)
Finnish Title

Lohikäärmettä kutsumassa 1-4 (Kello)

English Title

Calling the Dragon 1-4 (Bell)

Production Countries
Annette Arlander (Author), Annette Arlander (Cinematographer), Annette Arlander (Director), Annette Arlander (Script), Annette Arlander (Actor), Annette Arlander (Editor), Annette Arlander (Sound)
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Annette Arlander is a Helsinki-based artist, researcher and a pedagogue, one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and a trailblazer of artistic research. She graduated as a director from Theatre Academy in 1981 and as Doctor of Art in 1999. Arlander was Professor of Performance Art and Theory at Theatre Academy 2001–13, Professor of Artistic Research 2015-16 at University of the Arts Helsinki and visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts. Her art work focuses on performing (in, with, through) landscape by means of video or recorded voice, in the border zone between performance art, video and environmental art.

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