Deluge

Juhana Moisander

The leading elements in the landscape that opens up in Deluge are the sky, water, and a stone. From a far on the horizon, a swimming figure appears and proceeds purposefully towards the rock to find a moment of refuge. But the weight of the stone is not enough to support the man. He sinks with the stone and a moment later, the stone comes back to the surface without the man. We humans are bigger than our size and we pressure the environment and the creatures around us. The size and the shape of Deluge resemble an altarpiece installed on a five-meter high wall. The proportions become so large that they inundate the viewer. The visual starting points for Juhana Moisander’s work have been the 19th-century illustrations of the Bible by Gustave Doré and The Deluge, Michelangelo’s fresco in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. 

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:08:20
Type
Tags
Original Title
Deluge
Finnish Title

Deluge

English Title

Deluge

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Juhana Moisander (Author), Niklas Kullström (Cinematographer), Hanna Rajakangas (Composer), Juhana Moisander (Director), Juhana Moisander (Editor), Niklas Kullström (Producer), Juhana Moisander (Script), Hanna Rajakangas (Sound Design), Juhana Moisander (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Juhana Moisander is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He received his BA degree from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2004 and MA degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2007. Moisander makes installations and photographic series where history, memory and fantasy meet. His work has been widely exhibited domestically and internationally in e.g. the Finnish Museum of Photography (2014), Gallery Toolbox in Berlin (2013), Gallery Sculptor in Helsinki (2012) and Gallery KNIPSU in Bergen (2012).