Home Is a Poem.

Jaana Kokko

“Home Is a Poem” bears resemblance to a home video: it has been shot hand-held and with an extra microphone. The selected and edited material is a collage of various narrative styles: a guided tour, a performance, an interpretation, and a monologue.

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Home Is a Poem.
Finnish Title
Koti on Runo.
English Title
Home Is a Poem.
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Jaana Kokko (Author), Jaana Kokko (Director), Jaana Kokko (Camera), Jaana Kokko (Cast), Lilya Lebedeva (Cast), Lydia Mikhailovna Beznosova (Cast), Jelena Romanovna Chigvintzeva (Cast), Galina Mihailovna Mishina (Cast), Svetlana Bobkova (Cast)
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Jaana Kokko is an artist, filmmaker, teacher and occasional curator based in Helsinki. In her practice, she is now in the search of the common: the emergent need for the change that is starting from our practices of art making, learning and being together. Currently she is working with two bodies of films both located in the peripheries, trying to shift the gaze to the outskirts of the sight and hear. Her work has been exhibited e.g. at the Lithuanian National Gallery in Vilnius, Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga, Tallinn Art Hall, Helsinki Art Hall, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Joensuu Art Museum in Finland, Lappeenranta Art Museum in Finland, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival and Tokyo Media Art Festival. She is and has been teaching and lecturing e.g. at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Turku Art Academy, Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga and Akademie der Bildende Künste, Nürnberg.