Coexistence

Roover Kati

The Amazon rainforest is ‘the Tropical Rainforest’ more than any other forest in the global imaginary. And for much of the modern history, it has been emblematic of “nature” in its rawest, most pristine, unadulterated state; presenting opportunities to experience a paradise on earth. However, anthropologists and archaeologists have begun to paint a more complicated picture of the forest. As a place, it has many faces and layers of human and non-human history and changes. The region’s forested landscapes have been shaped by human populations since hunter-gatherers first arrived in lowland South America. The work tries to capture The Amazon as a multi-dimensional presence with many layers of plants, soils, stories, sounds, smells, changes, knowledges and beings coexisting.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:22:44
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Coexistence
English Title

Coexistence

Production Countries
Finland,Brazil
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Kati Roover (Author), Kati Roover (Cinematographer), Kati Roover (Director), Kati Roover (Editor), Kati Roover (Script), Michael Clemow (Sound Design), Kati Roover (Sound Design), Johannes Vartola (Sound Design), TAIKE (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder)
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Kati Roover (b. 1982) lives and works in Helsinki. Her works are often based on different ways of forming knowledge as well as the fleeting concept of a place in the midst of massive environmental changes. Roover’s interests include natural sciences, anthropology and documentary essay films. She mainly works with moving image, photography, sound, text and installations. Roover received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts (University of the Arts Helsinki) in 2016. She has taken part in various festivals, screenings and exhibitions in Finland and abroad since year 2007.