Crush

Reija Meriläinen

The video depicts gelatinous fleshy objects repeatedly crushed by a hydraulic press. The fake limbs are made from a material called synthetic ballistic gel which is analogous to flesh, so it is usually used for testing the penetrability of bullets into humans. The video is made in collaboration with the popular vlog Hydraulic Press Channel.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:04:44
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Crush
English Title

Crush

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Reija Meriläinen (Author), Reija Meriläinen (Cinematographer), Reija Meriläinen (Director), Reija Meriläinen (Editor), Reija Meriläinen (Script), Reija Meriläinen (Sound Design), Maria Korkeila (Sound Design)
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Reija Meriläinen is a Helsinki based artist working with moving image, sculpture, and installations that combine the digital and physical. While visually alluring, their work often includes elements of violence and has a visceral sense of the body that is communicated through haptic materials.