Ephemeral

Vappu Rossi

A painted apparition of a hundred-year-old wedding photo emerges on a steamed window. Just as the figures begin to stand out, they are already fading away. The animation deals with our attempts to hold onto memories and in spite of their inherent ephemerality.

Production Year
2009
Duration
00:01:37
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Hetkellinen
Finnish Title
Hetkellinen
English Title
Ephemeral
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Vappu Rossi (Author)
Press Photos
Vappu Rossi is a visual artist working in Helsinki, Finland. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and a master's degree from the Academy of Fine Arts. Her work focuses on portraying humanity both in the emotional and temporal scale. The questions of presence and embodiment form another main theme. Rossi’s style is pensive and minimalistic both in humour and colour. Contemplating on change and passing of time as well as visualising slow processes or magical metamorphoses are recurring elements in her works. Her videos and installations are either silent or have an extremely stripped down soundscape. Rossi’s work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals around the world since the late 1990s and her works can be found in many domestic and international collections.