how to skin a polar bear

Rönkkö Nastja Säde

In How to Skin a Polar Bear, the poetic voice-over gives instructions for dissecting a polar bear, one of the most endangered species on our planet. The imagery consists of Arctic glaciers and their melting waters. The action and affects emerge from Rönkkö’s poetry which helps to verbalize the dystopian mentality of the climate crisis and the mass extinction. 

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:10:45
Tyyppi
Asiasana
Original Title
how to skin a polar bear
Finnish Title

how to skin a polar bear

English Title

how to skin a polar bear

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Author), Laura Puikkonen (Cinematographer), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Cinematographer), Timo Kaukolampi (Composer), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Director), Heli Kota (Editor), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Editor), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Producer), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Script), Timo Kaukolampi (Sound Design), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Actor), Tampereen taidemuseo (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder)
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Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. 1985) is an artist living in London and Helsinki. She works with video, performance, installation, participatory art, internet and text. She has exhibited and performed internationally in places such as Somerset House, London, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, SXSW, Austin, TX, Royal Academy of Arts, London, FACT, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Recent solo exhibitions include for those yet to be, EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (2020), Altered Breaths, Future Feelings at Tampere Art Museum, Finland and for your charred bones and restless soul, Aboa Vetus, Art Nova, Turku, Finland (2019). She is the 35th recipient of the Young Artist of the Year 2019 title and award. Forthcoming projects include Glasgow International ja XXV Mänttä Art Festival 2021.