Predictions

Marja Viitahuhta

Predictions is a series of monologues depicting visions of the future spoken out as personal predictions by young performers. The layout is plain: speech, nothing more. Each monologue unfolds as an image described in relation to the narrator’s experience of the situation depicted. The monologues combine fiction with personal narrations and speculations of the impact of climate change. They take in account how climate change will result, in addition to extreme natural phenomena, as new political challenges, renewal of food production or struggles in sharing resources in an ethical way.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:28:09
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Ennustuksia
Finnish Title

Ennustuksia

English Title

Predictions

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Marja Viitahuhta (Cinematographer), Pasi Rauhala (Cinematographer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Marja Viitahuhta (Editor), Tuukka Haapakorpi (Sound Design), Bella Meer (Actor), Sebastian Sarviala (Actor), Mette Järveläinen (Actor), Iiris Laisi (Actor), Diego Salvador (Actor), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus / Mediataide (Funder)
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Marja Viitahuhta (formerly Mikkonen) is a Helsinki-based media artist and filmmaker. Her works range from films, performances and installations to photography and collage. She holds a BA degree in performance art from the Turku Polytechnic Arts Academy and an MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. She has been awarded internationally at Cannes (Cinéfondation), Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Mediawave and L’Alternativa film festivals. Viitahuhta's recurring themes focus on perception and experience of female protagonists. Her works deconstruct individual identities, memories, or the idealised imagery of nations and landscapes. Her work often speaks in an intimate and personal tone and deals with existence and mortality. The text and image are set in a dialogue in Viitahuhta’s experimental language. Viitahuhta often bases her work on documentary filmmaking, archive material and found images as well as interviews.