Horizontal Dance

Minna Suoniemi

Leopard-covered legs into limbs of living flesh, trying to hang in there, to exist through human body. Animal in disguise, or human dressed to allow the animal to emerge. A hypnotic opening, beat boxing mouth, partying puma. This body, this bodily existence, have it, own it, want it, move it. Move.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:02:46
Type
Tags
Original Title
Horizontal Dance
English Title

Horizontal Dance

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Suoniemi (Author), Minna Suoniemi (Cinematographer), Minna Suoniemi (Director), Minna Suoniemi (Editor), Minna Suoniemi (Script), Minna Suoniemi (Sound Design)
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Minna Suoniemi (b. 1972) is a Helsinki-based artist working with moving image and video installation. She's interested in how disruption and failure can make normative structures and models visible and has worked on loaded subjects such as gender roles, motherhood and power relations. She has exhibited internationally in Europe, United States, South America and Asia including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Preus Museum of Photography in Norway, 2nd International Festival for Photography and Video in Seoul and Moscow Biennial for young art, and her work is in Collections of major Finnish Art Museums. Suoniemi is a member of The Finnish State audiovisual Art Committee and works as a lecturer in Aalto University, Department of Art.