Family Portraits in the Blink of an Eye

Elina Oikari

Family Portraits in the Blink of an Eye video installation examines the relationship between painting, photography and moving image as a form of a portrait. In four scenes, the performers, some of them family members, look a long while in the camera or to the side. All scenes are united with a single blink of the eyes, the only movement of the performers during the scenes. The illusion of ”still image” is emphasized by the framed projections and the compositions of the performers.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:03:33
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Family Portraits in the Blink of an Eye
Finnish Title

Perhemuotokuvia silmänräpäyksestä

English Title

Family Portraits in the Blink of an Eye

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Elina Oikari (Author), Elina Oikari (Cinematographer), Elina Oikari (Editor), Elina Oikari (Script), Elina Oikari (Sound Design)
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Elina Oikari is a filmmaker who works with fiction, documentary, and alternative film. She has graduated with a Master of Arts from the ELO Film School Finland in Aalto University majoring in documentary film directing (2014). Oikari's work often explores current social themes connected with timeless places and stories. Using a sharp palette of absurd humor and reflective visual language she aims to push the boundaries of cinema.