Day with Old Tjikko 1

Arlander Annette

The video depicts a day with Old Tjikko, one of the oldest trees in the world. On 14 May 2019, I visited Old Tjikko, with Camilla Bäckstrand, and spent the day by the 9950 year old spruce tree growing on Fulufjället in Dalarna in Sweden. I recorded a moment with the tree every hour between 10.30 and 19.30, and edited the material into the video Day with Old Tjikko 1, where I simply stand next to the tree.

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Day with Old Tjikko 1
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Day with Old Tjikko 1

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Annette Arlander (Author), Annette Arlander (Cinematographer), Annette Arlander (Director), Annette Arlander (Editor), Annette Arlander (Producer), Annette Arlander (Script), Annette Arlander (Sound Design), Annette Arlander (Actor)
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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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