In the Garden

Anne Siirtola

A garden can be seen as a metaphor for the mind and body. I filmed tending and weeding as well as insects in my garden and greenhouse from spring to late autumn. The garden reveals its many faces: gentle and blooming yet cruel and macabre.

 

Production Year
2010
Type
Tags
Original Title
In the Garden
Finnish Title

Puutarhassa

English Title

In the Garden

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Anne Siirtola (Author), Anne Siirtola (Cinematographer), Anne Siirtola (Editor), Anne Siirtola (Music), Anne Siirtola (Script), Anne Siirtola (Sound Design), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder)
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Anne Siirtola is a visual artist, currently living and working in Karkkila, Finland. Siirtola uses various techniques in her installations that combine moving image and sound. Her works often involve communal aspects and concentrate on the questions of what is important and worthy in life. She often uses found, second-hand or thrown-away items as material. Traces of decay and change - processes that take place in human mind and matter - are present in Siirtola’s work. Her works have been presented in exhibitions, festivals and events including MUU Gallery in Helsinki (2013), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2013), Suomesta Galleria in Berlin (2011, 2010) and Kerava Art Museum (2007).