Hemera - Awakening of Spring

Sara Pathirane

Hemera – Awakening of Spring depicts a dance of a lady bug on the last day of spring just before summer breaks out. The wind blows still cold and wild waking up the lady bug and calling her for learning to fly. Through hardships and metamorphosis, the lady bug finds a new celestial body and grows herself wings that lighten her up ready for take off. Hemera – Awakening of Spring is a non-linear choreography for camera where new choreographical layers are built in the post-production of the video. The music for the video was composed before the filming, thus the music was guiding the choreography both during the shooting and editing processes. The shooting location is an old preserved military area now taken ower by vegetation on the coast of Helsinki. The video belongs to new wave contemporary dance video series "Under the Stars", a collaboration between choreographer Laura – The Light of All and visual artist Sara Pathirane.

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:07:05
Type
Tags
Original Title
Hemera - Kevään herääminen
Finnish Title

Hemera - Kevään herääminen

English Title

Hemera - Awakening of Spring

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sara Pathirane (Author), Sara Pathirane (Cinematographer), Laura Pietiläinen (Director), Sara Pathirane (Director), Sara Pathirane (Editor), Laura Pietiläinen (Script), TAIKE (Funder)
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Sara Pathirane

Born: 1985

Sara Pathirane’s work deals with the tradition of landscape painting and the problematics of taking a picture. As shooting locations for her videos she uses nature areas known from movies and paintings, shifting between the everyday and the fiction. She works with video, painting and live-installations. Pathirane lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Accademia Albertina in Torino. Her works have been shown for example at Taiga-Space, Saint-Petersburg (2016), Colombo Art Biennale (2016) and Kiasma (2010, 2013).