A black hooded man is sitting on a bench and reaches out to a young birch with an extreme slowness. One can hear the distant hum of a glassworks. A sped up film about a slow and minimalist movement.
Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Author), Risto Laakkonen (Cinematographer), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Cinematographer), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Director), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Editor)
Pasi "Sleeping" Myllymäki is a Finnish filmmaker known for his alternative short films in the punk and underground scenes. Myllymäki graduated as a graphic designer from the Lahti Institute of Fine Arts and Design in 1976. Inspired by the DIY mentality of punk, he began making his own Super 8 shorts with the amateur cinematographer Risto Laakkonen. Between 1976–85 they produced nearly 50 short films. Between 1979–82, Myllymäki published a fanzine called “Maanalainen kaitaelokuva” (Underground DIY Cinema). The published articles were frenzied rants against the conservative values of 8 mm enthusiasts and manifestos that heralded a “new wave culture”. Myllymäki's underground short films have been screened e.g. at Image Forum Film Festival, Japan, and Venice Biennale 2017.
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Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki
1979 / 00:01:09 / Single channel