El Centro

Matti Harju

Young Anon discovers the digital, binary root of everything during a school trip to New York and comes to a surprising conclusion. An associative and abstractly structured video about the boundaries of communication in the hinterland between analog and digital - a study at gaps between looking and understanding. The mixed form of the work reflects the current space of apparent intangibility and connection: How the past is encoded in the specific recording media and how it behaves after the radical equalization by the internet. The image, with its combination of an analog video signal with forms of compression, produces a kind of aesthetic that emphasizes nostalgia and alienation.

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:07:14
Type
Genre
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Original Title
El Centro
English Title

El Centro

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Matti Harju (Author), Matti Harju (Cinematographer), Jarmo Kämäräinen (Composer), Matti Harju (Director), Matti Harju (Editor), Matti Harju (Producer), Matti Harju (Script), Petrus Rapo (Sound Design)
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Matti Harju has screened work at the Rotterdam, Locarno, Torino, BFI London, Edinburgh, AFI FEST Los Angeles and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals among others. He studied film directing at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK and holds an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.