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Thomas Westphal

Northern seaside in late autumn. On an absurdly narrow path of piled up stones, a lorry and an excavator advance their path into the sea. As powerful as they might seem, forming the wave breaker, they are dwarfed by the sea as their backdrop. The work explores the slow, deep rhythms involved in building and sustaining a culture.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:08:21
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Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Westphal Thomas (Author), Westphal Thomas (Cinematographer), Westphal Thomas (Director), Westphal Thomas (Editor), Westphal Thomas (Script), Westphal Thomas (Sound Design)
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Thomas Westphal (b.1972 in Germany) has lived and worked in Helsinki since 2001. Westphal studied at Academy for Art & Design in Enschede NL and holds MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2014). Working as a sculptor his work bios includes many attempts of including moving image as a building block in the creation of video objects. His video works often originate from samples filmed during physical activity and constructing processes that get re-rooted into kinetic contraptions. His works have been shown in European and international exhibitions and are part of the collections of Museum of contemporary art, Kiasma, Museum of modern art, EMMA and the Finnish National Gallery. Add to his solo activity he works in “Videokaffe” International artist collective.