Domestic Nature Morte

Saara Ekström

An arrangement of ripe tomatoes – Stilleben – becomes a living painting in this time-lapse video. A month-long filming period is compressed into minutes during which the tomatoes undergo a true metamorphosis. First, the fruits turn into a dishful of rotting juice, then they turn back into being as perfect as they were at the beginning of the video. A linear concept of time turns out to be a construction when the same event is run backwards and forwards over and over again.

Production Year
2004
Duration
00:22:22
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Domestic Nature Morte
Finnish Title
Domestic Nature Morte
English Title
Domestic Nature Morte
Production Countries
Finland,Netherlands
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Saara Ekström (Author)
Press Photos
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.