In the Forest There Is a Path of Martin Heidegger

Kokko Jaana

The artist worked in a residence near Freiburg, Germany, where the German philosopher Martin Heidegger once lived. In the video, The artist addresses her questions and thoughts to Professor Heidegger. He acts as a narrative link, a person that moves the video's plot forward. The piece conveys a hope for better and more equal encounters between people.

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Im Wald liegt ein Martin-Heidegger-Weg
Finnish Title
Metsässä on Martin Heideggerin tie
English Title
In the Forest There Is a Path of Martin Heidegger
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Jaana Kokko (Author), Jaana Kokko (Director), Jaana Kokko (Script), Jaana Kokko (Sound), Samy Kramer (Sound Mixer)
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Jaana Kokko is an artist, filmmaker, teacher and occasional curator based in Helsinki. In her practice, she is now in the search of the common: the emergent need for the change that is starting from our practices of art making, learning and being together. Currently she is working with two bodies of films both located in the peripheries, trying to shift the gaze to the outskirts of the sight and hear. Her work has been exhibited e.g. at the Lithuanian National Gallery in Vilnius, Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga, Tallinn Art Hall, Helsinki Art Hall, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Joensuu Art Museum in Finland, Lappeenranta Art Museum in Finland, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival and Tokyo Media Art Festival. She is and has been teaching and lecturing e.g. at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Turku Art Academy, Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga and Akademie der Bildende Künste, Nürnberg.