Everything is temporary

Marja Viitahuhta

A minimalistic video piece with the image of breaths on a cold winter night becoming visual as waves and steam, twirling and layered in air. The original image is modified with effects that point to the digital nature of the material as well as make the image resemble a canvas, film, the surface of the moon or waves of the ocean. The soundtrack is a collage composed from various modified clips of breathing and wind instruments, all found online.

The installation version of the work is a projection on a round wooden screen. This version, with credits, has been edited for screening contexts or to be watched from screen. 

 

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:05:45
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Everything is Temporary
Finnish Title

Everything is temporary

English Title

Everything is temporary

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Marja Viitahuhta (Cinematographer), Marja Viitahuhta (Composer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Marja Viitahuhta (Editor), Marja Viitahuhta (Producer), Marja Viitahuhta (Script), Marja Viitahuhta (Sound Design), Marja Viitahuhta (Actor), Paula Mikkonen (Actor)
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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.