Failed Emptiness. Time

Mika Taanila

Suddenly there is an enormous amount of time. At first everything is possible. Anything might happen. Gradually the possible becomes impossible.

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:13:48
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Epäonnistunut tyhjyys. Aika
Finnish Title

Epäonnistunut tyhjyys. Aika

English Title

Failed Emptiness. Time

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mika Taanila (Author), Éliane Radigue (Composer), Mika Taanila (Director), Mika Taanila (Editor), Elokuvayhtiö Testifilmi Oy (Producer), Harry Salmenniemi (Script), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder)
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Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.

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