Frozen

Minna Suoniemi

Frozen portrays two girls sitting next to each other in a forest environment. One of the girls is facing the camera with melancholic expressions on her face. The other girl is portrayed with her eyes closed turned sideways to the camera. The video speed is altered, which creates a dense atmosphere between the girls. The cause for the sadness or the relationship between the girls remains unclear. The soundtrack consists of repeated singing of the words Let it go. The continuous singing creates a soundscape for the young girls’ mindset – the moment seems never ending.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:02:36
Type
Tags
Original Title
Frozen
English Title

Frozen

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Suoniemi (Author), Minna Suoniemi (Cinematographer), Minna Suoniemi (Director), Minna Suoniemi (Editor), Elsa Pursio (Sound Design), Katri Pursio (Actor), Elsa Pursio (Actor), Minna Suoniemi (Funder)
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Minna Suoniemi (b. 1972) is a Helsinki-based artist working with moving image and video installation. She's interested in how disruption and failure can make normative structures and models visible and has worked on loaded subjects such as gender roles, motherhood and power relations. She has exhibited internationally in Europe, United States, South America and Asia including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Preus Museum of Photography in Norway, 2nd International Festival for Photography and Video in Seoul and Moscow Biennial for young art, and her work is in Collections of major Finnish Art Museums. Suoniemi is a member of The Finnish State audiovisual Art Committee and works as a lecturer in Aalto University, Department of Art.