It tastes a bit strange

Maria Ylikoski

It tastes a bit strange is a story about making choices in life. A Finnish family that has been living in The Netherlands has moved back to Espoo, Finland, and is pondering its decision. The holiday Finland of summertime and the everyday Finland of full-time work are not quite the same thing. The life of the family was filmed for 24 hours in July 2009. The cameras registered the family's everyday home life and time spent together, which on an ordinary working day was mostly limited to the dining table.What kind of choices do we make and on what dreams and fantasies do we base our choices? What are our life values, and are we satisfied with them?

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Det smakar lite konstigt
Finnish Title
Maistuu vähän oudolta
English Title
It tastes a bit strange
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Maria Ylikoski (Author), Maria Ylikoski (Director), Tiina Aarniala (Editor), Maria Ylikoski (Script), Oskar Öflunds stiftelse (Funder), Taiteen keskustoimikunta (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), AVEK (Funder), Kuvataideakatemia (Funder)
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Maria Ylikoski (born in 1966) is a video artist working in Helsinki, Finland. Along with photography she has made videos and video installations since 1998. In her videos she deals with the themes of growing up, family relations and memory. Ylikoski graduated from Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2011 with a master's degree in moving image. She has also studied photography in Turku School of Art and Communication (1995) and in The School of Photography and Film at Gothenburg University (1998). She works as a teacher of audio-visual media.