I Don't Remember This

Viitahuhta Marja

A work about filling in the missing bits of memory with fiction. A silent work about absence and loss. A work shot at an inherited family house: a place to which the author is linked to via personal, imagined memories.

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Original Title
I Don't Remember This
Finnish Title

En muista tätä

English Title

I Don't Remember This

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Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Marja Viitahuhta (Cinematographer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Alpo Aartola (Actor), Marja Viitahuhta (Editor), AVEK (Funder)
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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.