Sometimes you need to step into the unknown to confront yourself. An old Art Nouveau villa attracts a 17-year-old girl. She escapes from school’s drawing class to explore the villa more closely.
architecture and urban space, art, birds, curiosity, fear (emotions), feminism, fiction, Jugend (art nouveau), nature, painting (artistic creation), peace, searching, silence
Elena Näsänen (Author), Jussi Eerola (Cinematographer), Pekka Sassi (Composer), Elena Näsänen (Director), Elena Näsänen (Editor), Elena Näsänen (Producer), Elena Näsänen (Script), Sonja Sassi (Actor), Olli-Pekka Pesonen (Camera Assistant), Sari Volanen / YLE (Co-Producer), Marko Terävä (Color Grading), Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Funder), Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo / AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Henry Wacklin (Gaffer), Seera Rytkölä (Graphic Designer), Tatu Tuominen (Lighting Assistant), Jukka Kujala (Post-prod Supervisor), Anne Tolkkinen (Sound Design)
Elena Näsänen (b.1968) is a visual artist who works with film and video installations. She has studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and The Slade School of Fine Art in London. In her works she combines elements of traditional cinema to video installation. The sound is always essential in her works. Her works has been shown in several exhibitions and film and video festivals. For example in Helsinki Kunsthalle, Marco Museum Vigo, The Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Kyoto Art Center, Mediamatic Amsterdam, FACT Liverpool, Anthology Film Archives New York, La casa Ensendida Madrid, Tate Modern London, ZKM Karlsruhe, Rotterdam Film Festival.