Hermaphrodites

Mika Taanila

Double projection. Swissair was an early 1980's experimental post-punk band, consisting of six Helsinki teenagers. The film follows the band's adolescent years from playful goofing around into more observational cinema interspersed with humorous acted sequences of what the group called "neuro-ing" – manifestations of a modern teen angst.

Production Year
1986
Duration
00:22:00
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Hermafrodiitit
Finnish Title

Hermafrodiitit

English Title

Hermaphrodites

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mika Taanila (Author), Matti Kyllönen (Cinematographer), Jari Härkönen (Cinematographer), Mika Taanila (Cinematographer), Jari Härkönen (Composer), Mika Taanila (Composer), Pietari Koskinen (Composer), Juha Soivio (Composer), Anton Nikkilä (Composer), Mikko Kuussaari (Composer), Swissair (Director), Swissair (Music), Anton Nikkilä (Other ), Swissair (Script)
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Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.

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