Cries and Whispers

Saara Ekström

The video triptych of ‘Cries and Whispers’ shows the last movements of three oysters before their lives end. The work is defined by the contemplation of the living and limited nature of life and, thus, the interconnected processes of life and death.

Production Year
2002
Duration
00:02:49
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Cries and Whispers
Finnish Title
Cries and Whispers
English Title
Cries and Whispers
Production Countries
Netherlands
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Saara Ekström (Author)
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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.