Ryokan Mother Tongue

Pekka Niskanen

The characters, scenes and the story of the video relate to the sexuality and power. The characters' talk about illness and obsession fill the space yet retaining the intimacy. Though the story is played by three different actors, it seems like there was only one.

Production Year
2002
Duration
00:20:00
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Hotelli äidinkieli
Finnish Title
Hotelli äidinkieli
English Title
Ryokan Mother Tongue
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Pekka Niskanen (Author), Pekka Niskanen (Director), Pekka Niskanen (Editor), Pekka Niskanen (Producer), Pekka Niskanen (Script), Jyri Hakala (Camera), TImo Muurinen (Sound), Johanna Storm (Sound)
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Pekka Niskanen

Born: 1961

Pekka Niskanen is a media artist, video- and filmmaker who studied visual communication in the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and media art in Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He completed his dissertation at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2014. His videos and films have been exhibited worldwide, including the White Box Gallery in New York in 2004 and Galleria Hippolyte in Helsinki in 2014. His works are represented in collections such as Helsinki Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Niskanen has also visualised experimental theatre in Finland and realised the set design and costumes for Verdi’s Rigoletto in Gothenburg’s Opera in Sweden 2005.