Four Trick Pony

Andell Pia, Laamo Mina

Four Trick Pony (2020) is a video installation constructed of the personal film and video archives of two documentarists. Based on prime numbers, the work uncouples itself from the bonds of documentary cinema, the tradition of narrativity, and the logic of causality. It never repeats the same twice.

 

 

Production Year
2020
Tyyppi
Asiasana
Original Title
Four Trick Pony
Finnish Title

Four Trick Pony

English Title

Four Trick Pony

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Pia Andell (Author), Mina Laamo (Author), Pia Andell (Cinematographer), Mina Laamo (Cinematographer), Mina Laamo (Director), Pia Andell (Director), Mina Laamo (Editor), Pia Andell (Editor), Reetta Saarikoski (Editor), Pia Andell (Script), Mina Laamo (Script), Janne Laine (Sound Design), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), AVEK (Funder)

Mina Laamo

Born: 1978

Mina Laamo directs and produces creative documentary films in which she explores grief, the sense of inadequacy, and fear of otherness – emotions we do not wish to encounter in ourselves. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Aalto University, and a Master degree from the University of Helsinki. Four Trick Pony is Pia Andell and Mina Laamo’s first collaborative new media work.

Pia Andell

Born: 1964

Pia Andell has graduated from the University of Tampere and the University of Art and Design. She has directed documentaries and fiction films for three decades. Her films often explore personal or cultural identity and love. Andell has been awarded both in Finland and internationally. Born in Turku, Andell currently lives in Helsinki. Four Trick Pony is Pia Andell and Mina Laamo’s first collaborative new media work.