Spinning Top

Marja Viitahuhta

A video work with spinning landscapes, where the details of the scenery blur into abstraction only to be revealed showing another location. Accompanied by a  piano improvisation based on a circular pattern

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:03:25
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Hyrrä
Finnish Title

Hyrrä

English Title

Spinning Top

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
No
Cast
Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Tuomo Truhponen (Cinematographer), Marja Viitahuhta (Cinematographer), Marja Viitahuhta (Composer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Marja Viitahuhta (Editor), Marja Viitahuhta (Script), Marja Viitahuhta (Sound Design)
Marja Viitahuhta (formerly Mikkonen) is a Helsinki-based media artist and filmmaker. Her works range from films, performances and installations to photography and collage. She holds a BA degree in performance art from the Turku Polytechnic Arts Academy and an MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. She has been awarded internationally at Cannes (Cinéfondation), Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Mediawave and L’Alternativa film festivals. Viitahuhta's recurring themes focus on perception and experience of female protagonists. Her works deconstruct individual identities, memories, or the idealised imagery of nations and landscapes. Her work often speaks in an intimate and personal tone and deals with existence and mortality. The text and image are set in a dialogue in Viitahuhta’s experimental language. Viitahuhta often bases her work on documentary filmmaking, archive material and found images as well as interviews.