Heavenly bodies (II)

Marika Orenius

Heavenly Bodies is a poetic two-channel video work. The protagonist experiences feelings of compassion when going through news reports about the Fritzl family tragedy that happened in Austria in 2008. She is shown living in a doll's house with the sky as a ceiling. The open ceiling and twinkling stars remind of hope and possibility of life somewhere else.

Production Year
2010
Duration
00:07:31
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Heavenly bodies (II)
Finnish Title
Heavenly bodies (II)
English Title
Heavenly bodies (II)
Production Countries
Sweden
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jesper Toss (Cinematographer), Marika Orenius (Cinematographer), Marika Orenius (Author), Martin Heuser (Composer), Marika Orenius (Director), Marika Orenius (Producer), Marika Orenius (Script), Artur Toss (Actor), Jesper Toss (Actor), Brita Bahlenberg (Actor), Marika Orenius (Actor), Magnus Axelsson (Audio Engineer), Andreas Saag (Audio Engineer), The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Support), Arts Council of Finland (Support), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Support), Joachim Berntsson (Translator)
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Marika Orenius is a PhD from the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. Orenius graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, with additional studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Valand School of Fine Arts at the University of Gothenburg. She works with moving image, photography, drawing, performance art and installation art. She has participated in exhibitions, festivals and screenings in Finland and internationally since the mid-1990s.