The video was shot at the new Beijing airport designed by Norman Foster. The basic unit of functional modernism, the square, is seen in an absurd scene of endless maintenance work. We see a convex dome shape outlined by a grid. A man cleans its glass surface with supple wrist movements one square at a time. First, the image may look like digital animation. It is not until birds fly over the scene that the reality is revealed: a digitally designed architectural landscape.
Sari Palosaari (Author), Sari Palosaari (Director), Ilkka Olander (Sound)
Sari Palosaari is a visual artist living and working in Helsinki. Her practice is largely focused on exploring material reality. She looks for ways to deconstruct stabilizing signifying systems relating to objects and to instead emphasize affections, relations, interactions, temporality and transience. Palosaari´s work consists of installation, sculpture, performative objects and moving image. She holds an MFA from the Finnish Fine Art Academy and the University of the Arts and Design Helsinki. She has participated in exhibitions, festivals and events widely in Finland and abroad. Her works have been acquired and commissioned to museum collections and to public spaces. Palosaari was awarded with William Thuring Prize 2016.