Coffee, tea or dinosaurpee...

Nina Lassila

A voice over is describing the work of an artist while she is trying to create a topic specific artwork for an exhibition. The topic is endangered wetlands, human versus Nature.
During the process the artist is feeling both artistic and sexual frustration and has difficulties in channeling her work in a satisfying direction.
She keeps referring to Nature and sex. Back and forth. She finds connections that at first glance seem far fetched - natural wetlands, marshlands and female genitalia. Somewhere the myth of the water spirit sneaks in.
In the end she finds a closure, where the circle closes and everything seems connected.
Production Year
2011
Duration
00:04:34
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Coffee, tea or dinosaurpee...
Finnish Title
Coffee, tea or dinosaurpee...
English Title
Coffee, tea or dinosaurpee...
Production Countries
Germany
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Nina Lassila (Author), Nina Lassila (Director), Nina Lassila (Editor), Nina Lassila (Script), Nina Lassila (Camera), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), Nina Lassila (Sound), Marco Wedel (Voice Over)
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Nina Lassila is a visual artist born 1974 in Helsinki, Finland currently living and working in Belgium. Nina Lassila works mainly with video and performance. In many of her works she deals with questions of identity – specifically identity affected by social barriers, conventions based on gender and upbringing and cultural differences. In addition, she is interested in exploring issues such as supernatural phenomena, art and economic structures. She has participated in several international group shows and video festivals. Education: Swedish Polytechnics FIN 1994-1997, School of Photography & film Gothenburg SE 2000-2002, Valand School of Fine Arts Gothenburg SE (MFA) 2004-2006, Guest student at ENSAD Paris 2009.